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Leak deplored

THE SOCIAL Security Select Committee said the leak of a draft report on child benefit to Gordon Brown's parliamentary aide, Don Touhig, earlier this year represented a "substantial interference" with its work.

Anonymity plea

WILLIAM HAGUE urged Tony Blair to intervene to preserve the anonymity of soldiers required to give evidence to the Saville inquiry into "Bloody Sunday" in Londonderry.

Last Scots Bill

THE FINAL Scottish Bill to pass through the Westminster parliament became law, it was announced to MPs and peers. The Scottish Enterprise Act increases the borrowing limits of the Scottish Enterprise Agency.