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Theresa May confidence vote: What was going on in committee room 14?

When Sir Graham Brady revealed the outcome of the vote on Theresa May’s leadership, it wasn’t only the result that had TV viewers transfixed. The venue and atmosphere of table banging and roaring approval didn’t…

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Holyrood committee to examine standardised school testing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The inquiry will evaluate the benefits of standardised testing A cross-party group of MSPs is to hold an inquiry into standardised assessments in Scotland’s schools. The education and skills…


Call for Aberdeen bypass contractors to appear before committee

A call has been made for the contractors of the new Aberdeen bypass to be brought before a parliamentary committee to answer questions about delays to the project. The £745m 28-mile (45km) bypass was approved…


BBC has ‘failed’ on equal pay, MPs on culture select committee say

The BBC has “failed” in its duty to give staff equal pay and opportunities, and needs “a more transparent” pay structure, a group of MPs has said. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select…


Dull as ditchwater? Inside Holyrood’s forgotten committee

Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption A stretch of water which has a historical pedigree dating back to the 13th century The Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Bill Committee is meeting for what might be…


Sheffield Pride committee resigns after criticism

Image copyright Sheffield Pride Image caption The crowd at Sheffield Pride in July The entire Sheffield Pride committee has resigned, after being criticised for describing the event as “a march of celebration not protest”. Organisers…


HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Image copyright Getty Images A jab that protects against a virus that causes cervical cancer should also be given to boys, an advisory committee has recommended. The HPV vaccine is routinely offered to girls aged…


‘Staggering’ failure to pick woman for Bank policy committee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Silvana Tenreyo is the only female member of the Monetary Policy Committee The Treasury’s failure to appoint a woman to the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee is “truly staggering”,…


John Bercow investigation blocked by MP standards committee

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow is asked in the Commons about bullying allegations against him An investigation into allegations of bullying by Commons Speaker John Bercow has been voted against…


McVey Holyrood committee hearing halted after gallery outcry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe social security committee was disrupted as UK minister Esther McVey gave evidence to MSPs A Holyrood session with Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been…


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