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#House Of Commons

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?

Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat

However the British Prime Minister said ultimately retailers have to be responsible for what they sell and where it came from.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Martin McGuinness appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead

An ancient British law requires resigning MPs to apply for a paid office of the British Crown in order to officially resign as James Martin Pacelli McGuinness, to give him his full name, said he would be doing earlier this week.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago Suffragettes This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Foie gras off the menu in Britain's House of Lords

The sinful pate is already off the menu in the house of commons.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance Get Me Out Of Here

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

# house-of-commons - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report

The Liverpool Echo reports that the British government will announce the highly-unusual move on Monday when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report will be debated in parliament.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 13 September, 2012

From The42 Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers Plea

Hillsborough probe must end sick taunts - Rodgers

The Liverpool manager also recalled the “propaganda” written about the event at the time.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

British watchdog to examine IT failure at Ulster Bank

The Financial Services Authority is to conduct an investigation into the systems failure at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth BONG This post contains videos

Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth

The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.

# house-of-commons - Monday 11 June, 2012

McGuinness to inherit Adams’ old British title under SF reorganisation

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will become the new Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead.

# house-of-commons - Friday 4 May, 2012

Waiters to be trained on how to refuse drink to boozed-up MPs

Staff in the House of Commons will be trained on how to refuse tipsy politicians, who will be served lower-strength drinks.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

# house-of-commons - Friday 24 February, 2012

British Labour MP charged with assault after incident at Westminster bar

Eric Joyce was arrested on Wednesday following an incident in a bar at the British Houses of Parliament.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 23 February, 2012

British Labour MP arrested for alleged assault in Commons bar

Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, has been suspended by Labour pending the outcome of a police investigation.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

# house-of-commons - Monday 12 December, 2011

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith' Commons Clash This post contains videos

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'

The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.

Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto

David Cameron will defend using his veto to the House of Commons – which his deputy prime minister said was “bad for Britain”.

# house-of-commons - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland change its time zone?

An Oireachtas committee has debated the idea of moving all our clocks forward one hour to match central European time. What do you think?

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From The42 London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch Olympics

London 2012 chairman backs Dublin visit for Olympic torch

Sebastian Coe said a symbolic visit to the Republic “would speak eloquently and powerfully for sport”.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs Hacking This post contains videos

Watch: Murdoch rejects 'mafia' assertion in evidence to MPs

The News Corporation came under heavy attack as he gave more evidence to MPs today.

James Murdoch to appear before MPs to answer more hacking questions

Murdoch is due to answer questions about evidence he gave in July which has subsequently been contradicted.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 22 October, 2011

From The42 The sports week in pictures Snap Happy This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.

# house-of-commons - Monday 17 October, 2011

THE UK’S House of Commons has this evening voted unanimously passed a motion calling for the release of all government documents relating to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed. The motion, which was triggered by a public petition, calls for the documents – including Cabinet minutes – to be released in an unedited format to the families of the 96 victims and the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

LIVE: House of Commons debates release of Hillsborough documents Hillsborough This post contains videos

LIVE: House of Commons debates release of Hillsborough documents

MPs debate a motion calling for the release of all documents relating to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster of 1989.

From The42 Commons finally agrees to put Hillsborough question to debate Catharsis

Commons finally agrees to put Hillsborough question to debate

The House of Commons will this evening debate the public release of all 40,000 documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

James Murdoch faces more questions amid new hacking saga developments

Murdoch junior must answer more questions from MPs, it has emerged, on another day of new developments in the phone hacking saga that has rocked the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

From The42 100,000 sign petition for Hillsborough documents to be released Campaign

100,000 sign petition for Hillsborough documents to be released

Kenny Dalglish and Joey Barton are among the high-profile names calling for the information regarding the disaster to be made public.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Cameron: "The fightback has well and truly begun"

Speaking in the Commons today, the British prime minister said the army would not be drafted in to help deal with unrest, but said police would be given extra powers.

# house-of-commons - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'Smackdown sister': Chinese bloggers hail Murdoch's wife as role model Piegate

'Smackdown sister': Chinese bloggers hail Murdoch's wife as role model

Wendi Deng’s slapping assault on her husband’s foam pie attacker has turned her into a sensation in her native country.

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance?

Rupert and James Murdoch said they knew little of what went on at the News of the World. Do you believe them?

'Jonnie Marbles' charged over Murdoch pie attack

A 26-year-old comedian is accused of ‘harassment’ after the media mogul was smeared with shaving foam yesterday.

# house-of-commons - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

LIVEBLOG: Rebekah Brooks before House of Commons select committee

The former chief executive of News International appears before the UK Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport on the phone-hacking scandal in the News of the World.

WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs Hacking This post contains videos

WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs

Murdoch has been giving evidence in the phone hacking scandal.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

Murdochs and Brooks to face questions over hacking scandal

There have been a number of other developments in the story over the past 24 hours.

# house-of-commons - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Hacking: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions

The phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has spread to the US.

# house-of-commons - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Expenses watchdog apologises to Down MP over mistaken 1p expenses claim

Lady Sylvia Hermon bore public ire over claiming expenses for a 1p phone bill – the result of a clerical error.

# house-of-commons - Friday 17 June, 2011

From The42 Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord Political Football

Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord

Two Labour MPs from Manchester are looking for House of Commons support to get Fergie into the House of Lords.