UK parliament

  • October 9, 2018

    Parliament's Education Committee has published a report into how well apprenticeships are working. It looks at the barriers that those from disadvantaged backgrounds face in starting apprenticeships, as well as examining the quality of current apprenticeship provision.

  • April 16, 2018

    The Church of Scotland has responded to the US, UK and French decision to launch airstrikes against Syria in the wake of the chemical attack in Douma calling the action, "deeply concerning".

  • April 14, 2018

    Peace campaigners have responded to airstrikes conducted by the US, UK and France early this morning.

  • February 14, 2018

    Nearly one in five people working in Britain’s parliament were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behaviour in the past year, according to a new cross-party report commissioned after a series of sexual misconduct allegations at Westminster.

  • October 28, 2017

    MPs will debate scrapping Westminster’s First Past the Post voting system on Monday, after a petition calling for proportional representation reached 100,000 signatures.

  • July 21, 2016

    Ruth Cadbury MP has tabled a 10-minute Rule Motion proposing an extension of the right of conscientious objection to military service through the taxation system.

  • July 13, 2016

    Quakers around Britain are lobbying their Members of Parliament ahead of a crucial vote on 18 July on whether to replace all four Trident submarines, which carry the UK's nuclear weapons system.

  • July 9, 2016

    Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has condemned the Government for the secrecy surrounding the approval of overseas police training, saying the current policy to guard against the human rights risks of such training may not be “fit for purpose.”

  • July 8, 2016

    One hundred years after the British Government was the first in the world to legalise the right of conscientious objection to military service, a Bill to extend this right into the tax system is being introduced to Parliament by Ruth Cadbury MP, herself a descendent of WW1 conscientious objectors affected by the 1916 clause.

  • June 29, 2016

    MPs will today ( 29 June 2016) debate the UK’s role in the CIA’s rendition and torture programme, for the first time since British prosecutors announced that no charges would be brought over the kidnap and forcible transfer of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya in 2004.