Archive of 1 August 2006

Labour announces overhaul of its structure to deal with financial concerns

Debts prompt overhaul of Labour party structure

The Labour party has announced an overhaul of its organisational structure to cope with mounting deficits and a future where spending on elections could be severely curtailed.

  • MPs says ministers are missing a golden opportunity on coroner reform

    Coroner reform bill 'just tinkering'

    Plans to reform the coroner system are simply "tinkering around the edges" and would do little to address failings in the way deaths are investigated or recorded, MPs warn.

  • John Reid promises to challenge control order ruling

    Government loses control order challenge

    The home secretary has pledged to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling which today said the control orders used on terror suspects broke human rights law.

  • IT systems go down in 80 NHS trusts

    MPs condemn NHS computer breakdown

    Opposition MPs have raised serious concerns about the multi-billion pound IT programme for the NHS after it emerged that computer services in 80 NHS hospital trusts are down.

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