The home secretary has urged the courts to send fewer criminals to jail, saying prisons are an "expensive resource" that should not be wasted on non-dangerous offenders.
Anglicans have joined with the Catholic church in opposing new laws that would force faith-based adoption agencies to allow gay couples to adopt children.
The government should have been more rigorous in setting the budget for the 2012 Olympic Games and must accept the burden of any new costs, MPs have warned.
There is no "war on terrorism" in the UK and terrorists should be dealt with as any other criminals - within the law, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has warned.
Police officers who colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland will be "properly and rightly dealt with", the prime minister has declared.
David Cameron and Tony Blair waged a war of words today on who was tougher on crime during a prime minister's questions dominated by yet another Home Office row.
Tony Blair has expressed his optimism about securing a post-Kyoto deal to cut carbon emissions, after George Bush appeared to soften his stance on climate change.