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30/06/2011

Sean Curran and the BBC's parliamentary team report on the day's top news stories from Westminster, including how the Government's going to deal with a recent legal ruling limiting police bail. Up until now, the police have been releasing suspects on bail for weeks while they carry out their investigations. Now they can only be put on police bail for a maximum of 96 hours. The Policing Minister Nick Herbert promised emergency legislation but the shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the Home Office was "in chaos" and should have acted sooner. We report on Labour accusations of a "seedy deal" after the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt takes a step closer to agreeing Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of BSkyB. Also on the programme: MPs debate a new regime for funding the Royal Family; and an idea to give the public shares in the state-owned banks is ridiculed in the Lords.

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30 minutes

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Thu 30 Jun 2011 23:30

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