Archive of 29 November 2006

MPs debate second reading of fraud (trial without jury) bill

MPs debate plans for trial without jury

Controversial legislation proposing to abolish trial by jury in complex fraud cases will be debated for the first time in the Commons today.

  • MEPs say European countries knew about CIA rendition flights

    '170 CIA flights' used UK airports

    The government allowed 170 CIA flights carrying terror suspects to secret detention camps to stop over in the UK, MEPs have revealed.

  • Tony Blair says 'significant progress' in Nato Afghanistan summit

    Nato summit bolsters Afghan forces

    The meeting of Nato allies in Riga this week has made "significant progress" in bolstering the forces serving in Afghanistan, Tony Blair has said.

  • The government has pledged to make the housing planning system more family-friendly

    Planning shake-up 'will help families'

    Councils will be required to ensure the housing needs of children are met, the government has announced, as new research shows 1.6 million are living in dire conditions.

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