Today in Parliament
TiP: Angry scenes on the last day of Parliament
After an emotional debate, the Government loses the last vote of this Parliament on electing a Speaker.
Today in Parliament: 26/03/2015
Sean Curran reports from Westminster.
TiP: One day to go
David Cameron rules out a rise in VAT. Further protests about HS2. And an apology for victims of a contaminated blood scandal
Today in Parliament: 25/03/2015
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.
TiP: Osborne On VAT
The Chancellor faces pressure to rule out a VAT rise should the Conservatives win the general election. And the Government announces a defence boost for the Falkland Islands.
TiP: Mission Impossible
David Cameron and Ed Miliband trade words over their record on Europe. And whether or not the Prime Minister is anything like Tom Cruise.
TiP: MPs focus on the housing market
The Communities Secretary says the economic recovery has reached beyond the South East; a look at the back bench business committee; and some farewell advice from a departing MP
TiP: The Lib Dems alternative budget
The Liberal Democrats set out their alternative budget in the Commons.
TiP: Budget Day
George Osborne delivers the last budget of this parliament
TiP: May On Abuse Inquiry
Home Secretary Theresa May says she "hopes and expects" people with evidence of child abuse by powerful people will be free to speak out without fear of prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
TiP: Plain Packaging for Cigarettes
Peers approve plans to put cigarettes in plain packaging. MPs on the Public Accounts Committee are reassured an ambitious new IT project will succeed. And MPs debate the government's record on social care at Communities Questions.
TiP: Should councillors pray before meetings?
Peers debate a bill to allow prayers at council meetings; and Ken Clarke on the art of delivering a Budget speech
TiP: Does the UK spend enough on defence?
MPs debate how much money Britain spends on defence; the destruction of historic sites in Iraq is condemned by peers
TiP: Election row
David Cameron and Ed Miliband trade insults over election TV debates. The Democratic Unionist Party protests at being left out. And the head of the BBC defends coverage of European issues.
TiP: Missing teenagers
The families of three schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State give evidence to the Home Affairs Committee.
TiP: HSBC chiefs quizzed by MPs
The Commons spending watchdog focuses on the HSBC tax abuse scandal, while the Speaker tells MPs there's to be a full review of security at Westminster.
TiP: MPs debate fixed terms for Parliament
MPs argue the merits of fixed term Paliaments, wind farms and penalties for Lords who break the rules
TiP: Row continues over TV leaders' debates
The televised leaders debates continue to stir strong feelings among MPs . And there's a plea for compensation for train travellers suffering because of major improvements to a rail terminus.
TiP: Immigration row at PMQs
Ed Miliband accuses the Prime Minister of breaking promises on immigration. David Cameron says he's a man of his word.
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