Today in Parliament

Today in Parliament

BBC correspondents report from Westminster on the most significant of the day's stories in Parliament.

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  • Angry scenes on the last day of Parliament

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    After an emotional debate, the Government loses the last vote of this Parliament on electing a Speaker.

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  • One day to go

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    David Cameron rules out a rise in VAT. Further protests about HS2. And an apology for victims of a contaminated blood scandal

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  • Osborne On VAT

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    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.

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  • Mission Impossible

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband trade words over their record on Europe. And whether or not the Prime Minister is anything like Tom Cruise.

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  • MPs focus on the housing market

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    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

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  • The Lib Dems alternative budget

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    The Liberal Democrats set out their alternative budget in the Commons.

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  • Budget Day

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    George Osborne delivers the last budget of this parliament

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  • May On Abuse Inquiry

    Tue, 17 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    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.

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  • Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    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.

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  • Should councillors pray before meetings?

    Fri, 13 Mar 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    Peers debate a bill to allow prayers at council meetings; and Ken Clarke on the art of delivering a Budget speech

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  • Does the UK spend enough on defence?

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    MPs debate how much money Britain spends on defence; the destruction of historic sites in Iraq is condemned by peers

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  • Election row

    Wed, 11 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    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.

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  • Missing teenagers

    Tue, 10 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    The families of three schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State give evidence to the Home Affairs Committee.

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  • HSBC chiefs quizzed by MPs

    Mon, 9 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    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.

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  • MPs debate fixed terms for Parliament

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    MPs argue the merits of fixed term Paliaments, wind farms and penalties for Lords who break the rules

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  • Row continues over TV leaders' debates

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    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.

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  • Immigration row at PMQs

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    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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  • MPs voice anger at failings

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    MPs condemn the abuse of hundreds of girls in Oxfordshire, maternity failures in Cumbria and the alleged treatment of detainees at Yarl's Wood immigration centre.

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  • Relocation powers

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    The government defends its counter-terrorism legislation against Labour claims that stopping relocation powers made it easier for jihadis to travel to Syria.

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