Archive of 4 June 2013

Gay marriage: Still set for next summer.

Gay marriage bill survives Lords wrecking motion

Peers voted down a last-minute 'fatal motion' which would have killed off gay marriage this evening, after two days of debate.

  • Lib Dem party wants a decarbonisation target, but there isn't one in the energy bill

    Lib Dems rebel against coalition's carbon deal

    Government whips have suffered a substantial Liberal Democrat rebellion over the decarbonisation target, but the coalition has scraped home with a reduced majority of 23.

  • Freight companies are set to have to pay more to run their trains

    Rail freight braced for higher charges

    The rail freight sector should brace itself for increased track access charges after the chair of the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR) claimed that it repays less than a third of the costs it creates on the network.

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