Westminster News

RESPONSE TO CAMPAIGN ON CLEAN ENERGY TARGET

As a fifth of our power stations are closing over the next decade, it is vital that we urgently incentivise a range of technologies to ensure the UK has enough energy to meet its needs.

Response to campaign against Badger Culling

Bovine TB is a serious disease and has been increasing steadily since the 1980s with the number of new cases doubling every nine years. In the last 10 years the disease has cost the taxpayer £500 million.

VILLIERS WELCOMES PRISON REFORMS

The following article by Theresa Villiers will be published in the Barnet Press this week. The Coalition Government is pressing ahead with an ambitious reform programme across many aspects of public sector activity, including changes to the way we deal with those convicted of crimes. For the first time, even those who have been given short sentences will be subject to supervision when they leave prison. We are also changing the way prisons work.