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BBC journalist to advise at No 10

LANCE PRICE, a political correspondent for the BBC, is to replace Tim Allan as an adviser at No 10 under Alastair Campbell, the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

Mr Price is the latest in a lengthening line of journalists joining the information teams at Whitehall, but he will be working as a party adviser within No 10, handling party issues.

Plan for young people's Parliament

PROPOSALS FOR a Youth Parliament which would allow teenagers to air their views were put forward yesterday by Andrew Rowe, the Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent. The new body would be made up of young people drawn from existing youth forums. Under the proposals, Government ministers would respond to the issues raised.

Compensation for former miners

UP TO 13,000 former miners suffering from respiratory disease are to be offered interim compensation payments, energy minister John Battle said yesterday. In a Commons written reply, he said the Government was giving pounds 2,000 to all claimants receiving Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for chronic bronchitis and emphysema because of delays to a court case against the Government.

Today in Parliament

Questions to David Clark, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Prime Minister's Question Time

10 minute debate on the restoration of damage done to

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Second Reading of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill

Adjournment debate tabled by Quentin Davies: Grantham Hospital