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Week in Westminster

The week in Westminster: April 22nd to 26th

Both houses debate, discuss, propose and vote on everything from visa restrictions on visitors from Brazil to the unlawfulness of caste discrimination.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Expenses watchdog poses parliamentary privilege risk

    Govt in retreat over expenses privilege fear

    Attempts to include a code of conduct for MPs in the parliamentary standards bill were dropped last night over fears it could fundamentally undermine Britain's constitution.

  • Fish stocks are dangerously low, authorities have warned

    Critics round on marine bill

    The government is coming under pressure from green groups over the level of protection for marine reserves in today's marine and coastal access bill.

  • Govt challenged on fuel poverty

    Fuel poverty bill fails in Commons

    An attempt to force the government to accelerate its efforts against fuel poverty fell just 11 votes short of success in the Commons today.

  • Public employment services face shake-up in welfare reform bill

    Unions angry at welfare reform plans

    Opposition is growing from the Labour backbenches towards proposals making claimants work for their benefits contained in the welfare reform bill.

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