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19 Jun 2013


David Cameron failed today to rule out increased interest rates on previous graduate loans, as the Government moves towards privatising the student loan book.
22 May 2013


Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs on the House of Commons’ Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee have written to the Privy Council, rejecting the rival Royal Charter put forward by the press for a new industry regulator.
24 Apr 2013


Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly welcomed today’s passage of the Defamation Bill as a long overdue overhaul of the country’s draconian libel laws, and one that will protect academic freedoms, human rights campaigners and responsible press reporting in the public interest.
18 Apr 2013


Stoke City’s players and staff toured the Houses of Parliament this week, ahead of a crunch Premier League fixture against Queen’s Park Rangers, before a reception in Westminster to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary.
20 Mar 2013


Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly welcomed help for North Staffordshire’s important ceramics industry in today’s Budget, but said further downgrades to economic forecasts showed the government’s policies were still failing to spur economic growth.
18 Mar 2013


Newcastle’s MP, Paul Farrelly, has welcomed the cross-party agreement on a Royal Charter to implement regulation of the press, which is independent of editors and politicians alike.
14 Mar 2013


In calling off cross-party talks, the Prime Minister is clearly trying to make the best of the bad hand he has dealt himself. Ever since the Leveson report before Christmas, David Cameron has found himself taking the side of the most irresponsible parts of the press, and not the victims, as he once promised...
06 Feb 2013


Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has urged the government to learn the lessons from a report into the crisis at Stafford hospital by putting patient care uppermost in its tackling of a financial deficit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire UHNS).
30 Jan 2013


Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the government’s defeat over controversial plans to redraw parliamentary constituency boundaries before the next election, which would originally have seen Newcastle split in half.
29 Jan 2013


The Football Association has been told it needs to shake itself up within the next year, to get a better grip on the game, or risk having changes imposed by the government.
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