U.K. Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws apologized for claiming expenses to share a home with his male partner, saying he will repay the money and refer himself to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted David Laws , who resigned as chief secretary to the Treasury over his expenses less than three weeks after he was appointed, to return to the coalition government quickly.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he wants former Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws back in government as their fellow Liberal Democrat, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, prepared to learn whether he’ll be prosecuted for allegedly lying about a speeding ticket.
David Laws, a Liberal Democrat lawmaker who resigned as a Treasury minister in May 2010 over his expenses, will return to the U.K. government when Prime Minister David Cameron reorganizes his ministerial team after the summer break, a person familiar with the matter said.
Liberal Democrat lawmakers demanded more details from David Cameron ’s Conservatives on their proposed alliance’s policies on a voting-system overhaul and taxation, as the parties struggled to form a government after the U.K.’s inconclusive May 6 election.
Every year or two, Hadas Mesginn visits a small shop in west London to buy the uniform her daughter needs for classes at Fulham Cross Girls’ School. This year’s bill, she says, came to 170 pounds ($270).
Prime Minister David Cameron ’s coalition said it wanted to send a “shock wave” through departments as it announced 6 billion pounds ($8.6 billion) of spending cuts, the first steps toward reducing Britain’s record budget deficit.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted Jeremy Hunt to health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, and also demoted Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in a Cabinet revamp that kept the top ministers in their posts.