Archive of January 2008

All change at the Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice in new shakeup

The Prison Service and Probation Service are to be merged with the National Offender Management Service (Noms) in the latest home affairs governance restructure.

  • MP ordered to repay nearly £10,000

    Tory MP 'overpaid "invisible" son'

    A Conservative MP should be suspended for ten days after paying his son an unreasonably high salary for apparently little work, a committee of MPs has said.

  • McDonalds to offer A-level style qualifications

    Govt to endorse 'McA-levels'

    Companies including McDonald's will be allowed to grant employees qualifications, the government announced today.

  • Metronet was supposed to upgrade nine of the underground's 12 lines

    MPs flag Metronet failure

    Future public-private partnerships (PPP) should always bear in mind the "spectacular failure" of Metronet, MPs have warned.

  • Purnell leads Cabinet reshuffle

    Brown's new Cabinet begins work

    Gordon Brown's re-shuffled Cabinet began work today as the prime minister's new year "fight-back" was set-back by the resignation of Peter Hain.

  • Tories call for govt to scrap ID cards

    Tories continue anti-ID card pressure

    The Scottish Conservative party today launched a new campaign against the government's forthcoming national identity card scheme.

  • Gordon Brown denies poor judgement over Peter Hain

    Brown: I didn't dither over Hain

    Gordon Brown has denied "dithering" over Peter Hain, who resigned from the government yesterday after the Metropolitan police was asked to investigate his failure to report £103,000 in donations.

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