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Nick Clegg announces plans to cut red tape for small businesses

The Deputy Prime Minister met with small business leaders this morning to announce a new system of regulation "designed for busy, working people".

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Lorely Burt: Post Office deal will secure its future

Commenting on the announcement today [24 January] by Liberal Democrat Business Minister, Ed Davey of a ten-year deal between Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills, Lorely Burt said:

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Don Foster: BBC should not harm local and regional broadcasting

Commenting on Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten’s speech at the Oxford Media Convention, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Don Foster said:

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Nick Clegg: Re-election of Sharon Bowles MEP welcome news

Commenting on the re-election of Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, as Chair of the European Parliament's influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:

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Liberal Democrats right to shine light on executive pay

Commenting on Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable’s announcement of plans to curb excessive executive pay, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary BIS Committee, Lorely Burt said:

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Don Foster: Live music licensing regulation will strengthen the British music scene.

Commenting on the Living Music Bill being approved by the House of Commons at Third Reading today, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Don Foster said:

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Euro-MPs tighten e-waste rules

Euro-MPs in Strasbourg will vote today to tighten EU rules tackling the growing mountain of hazardous electronic waste.

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Tom Brake: We must get to the bottom of detainee allegations

Commenting on the cancellation of the Detainee Inquiry headed by Sir Peter Gibson, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equality, Tom Brake said:

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Sarah Ludford: Outrage of EP honouring Francoist jointly with Havel

Liberal Democrat European human rights spokeswoman and London MEP Sarah Ludford has criticised outgoing European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek for honouring Spanish Francoist politician Manual Fraga simultaneously with Czech statesman Vaclav Havel in a joint minute's silence.

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Nick Clegg announces Leadership Programme participants

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has today announced the participants in the Liberal Democrat Leadership Programme. The Leadership Programme is designed to support future Parliamentary candidates from under-represented backgrounds through training, mentoring, shadowing opportunities and more.

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