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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Govt promises more social housing
3 million new homes will include social housing

Social housing will feature noticeably in the government’s pledge to build three million new homes, ministers have claimed. Charities and opposition politicians had raised concerns low income renters would be overlooked under Gordon Brown’s plans to build three million new homes by 2020. Mr Brown and housing minister Yvette Cooper have sought to reassure them,… Read more »

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Brown promises 3 million new homes
Housing to be a ‘national priority’

Gordon Brown has promised to make housing a national priority and build three million new homes by 2020. Setting out his legislative priorities ahead of the Queen’s speech, Mr Brown unveiled three housing bills designed to boost supply of “affordable” housing. Existing targets to build 200,000 new homes a year by 2016 should be raised… Read more »