Archive of May 2006

Government agrees to £1.75 billion investment package for Royal Mail

DTI agrees to £1.75bn Royal Mail deal

The government has today unveiled a £1.75 billion package to help Royal Mail tackle its pensions black hole and modernise its services.

  • Chris Huhne unveils the Liberal Democrats' policies on green taxation

    Lib Dems call for £2,000 car tax

    Drivers of the most polluting cars would have to pay up to £2,000 a year in car tax under new proposals unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

  • Home Office admits to losing 1,500 passports

    Home Office loses 1,500 passports

    The Home Office has come under fire yet again after it was revealed that 1,500 UK passports that should have been returned to their owners have gone missing.

  • Tony Blair says David Cameron should put his vote where his mouth is

    Blair hits back over crime failures

    Tony Blair has challenged David Cameron to "put your vote where your mouth is" after enduring a barrage of criticism about the government's record on crime.

  • MPs agree to delaytheir inquiry into key witnesses in the loans for peerages row

    MPs agree to postpone loans probe

    MPs have today agreed to a police request not to interview key witnesses in their investigations into the loans for peerages row.

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