Archive of October 2006

MPs debate Iraq war for first time since July 2004

Govt wins Iraq inquiry vote

The government has defeated a House of Commons motion that would have forced them to launch an inquiry into the war in Iraq.

  • House of Lords rejects attempt to impose quotas on faith schools

    Peers reject faith school quota plans

    Peers last night voted down another attempt to force faith schools to take a quota of pupils from non-faith backgrounds.

  • David Mills to face corruption trial alongside Silvio Berlusconi

    Mills faces corruption trial

    David Mills, the estranged husband of culture secretary Tessa Jowell, is to face trial for allegedly perverting the course of justice, a judge ruled yesterday.

  • Menzies Campbell says Lib Dems would survive handing donation back

    Lib Dems 'could survive' returning £2.4m

    The Liberal Democrat leader has insisted his party "will survive" if it had to pay back a £2.4 million donation made before the last general election.

  • Medical expert system faces reform

    Medical expert system faces reform

    A radical shake-up of the system for providing medical expert witnesses in court has been announced today, to address fears that current witnesses are not reliable.

  • Police forces get limited compensation for merger plans

    Police pay price for govt U-turn

    Police authorities will face a final bill £2.5 million after the government's botched attempt to introduce force mergers this summer.

  • Lord Warner publishes data on NHS job cuts

    900 NHS job cuts 'regrettable'

    A total of 900 NHS staff have lost their jobs in the last five months because of financial problems and reorganisations in healthcare trusts, new figures show.

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