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The government today sought Parliament's approval for Rs 18,594.27 crore additional spending in the current fiscal to meet expenditure, mainly towards petroleum and fertiliser subsidies. "Of this, the proposals involving net cash outgo aggregate to
Olivia and Virginia Stuart Taylor who are not going to receive their father's Baronet status because they are the only heirs and are female Around some of our grander dining room tables, it's going to be a very frosty Christmas indeed, as sisters
Politicians may soon be faced with a stark choice either they agree to spend at least £1bn on disruptive repair work, or abandon the building that has housed Parliament for centuries. Decades of neglect have left parts of the vast Grade I listed
On a fold-up bike with a business suit under his hi-viz jacket, the recently-appointed Minister for Cycling could have been any other two-wheeled commuter yesterday morning. Only the two Department of Transport aides cautiously pedalling behind on
Some academics suggested a dissolution of the House of Representatives or the resignation of the prime minister. The calls for a solution came as the anti-government protesters laid siege to government offices in the capital for a third day yesterday.
Because her constituency is on the fringe of London she is entitled claim rent for a London flat. The Labour Party's John Mann MP, an outspoken critic of the Parliamentary expenses system described Grant's situation as outrageous and a farce.
8 November 2013 6 View comments Quitting: MP Shaun Woodward MP plans to step down from Parliament at the 2015 general election MP Shaun Woodward, who became a Labour cabinet minister after defecting from the Conservative Party, is to step down from
27 October 2013 0 View comments Up to 250,000 of taxpayers' cash could be spent refurbishing a gym in the House of Commons for MPs, new documents have revealed. Works on gym in Westminster Palace has been given the go ahead by the authority in charge
Suggested Topics The day that Parliament didn't burn down despite the best attempts of Guy Fawkes, 5 November, has overshadowed somewhat the day that it actually did. On 16 October 1834, John Phipps, assistant Surveyor for London in the Office of
On a particularly hot summer day in 1858, the smell of raw sewage from the River Thames became so unbearable that legislators had the curtains of the Houses of Parliament soaked in chloride of lime. When that failed to repel the odors, members of