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Speaker 'suspends House passes'

Speaker John Bercow has reportedly ordered the suspension of more than 80 House of Commons passes amid concerns over lobbying.The Government will bring forward a bill to introduce a statutory register of lobbyists by the summer, Downing Street said.

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Govt 'exploiting scandal to crack down on unions'

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady claims the Government is "cynically trying to exploit a political sleaze scandal to crack down on unions":

Ms O'Grady added, “Making it harder for working people to take strike action and for unions to support local candidates is not the way to clean up politics".

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