Archive of 8 February 2007
Downing Street has rejected claims by one of the nine men arrested by counter-terrorism police in Birmingham last week that Britain is becoming a "police state for Muslims".
People who buy and sell personal information could be jailed for up to two years, under government proposals aimed at clamping down on the trade.
Just a quarter of the government's claimed efficiency savings have been verified by the National Audit Office (NAO), raising questions about the remaining £9.8 billion.
Any advice leading to a decision not to press charges in the cash-for-honours police investigation will be made public, the attorney general has pledged.