Archive of 26 January 2007
John Reid is under fire once again after it emerged his advice to courts to send fewer criminal offenders to jail resulted in a convicted sex offender being spared prison.
Downing Street has denied claims of a secret email system at No 10 from which messages potentially crucial to the cash-for-honours probe had been deleted.
The pressure on the home secretary increased today with news that the head of the Youth Justice Board (YJB), a strong critic of the government's offender policies, has resigned.
Tough new measures to track who is coming into the UK and ensure foreigners settling in the country are properly identified have been introduced by the government today.
David Cameron has condemned the pace of public service reform under Labour as "frenetic" and "often contradictory" - but said he would keep most of the changes.