Today's papers

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ALLEGATIONS that confidential information about the salaries of divorced husbands is being passed to their former wives by the Child Support Agency are being investigated by the Data Protection Registrar, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The paper also reports that the Queen has given permission for the Crown Jewels to be moved to a new pounds 10m display centre within the Tower of London, giving visitors better access.

Doctors in Britain are developing a fertility treatment involving the use of eggs from aborted female foetuses, the Sunday Express reports. The technique may create moral and legal dilemmas but could solve a donor egg shortage.

Sir Norman Fowler is preparing to resign as chairman of the Conservative party and resume a full-time business career, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The newspaper also reports that the Salvation Army newspaper, War Cry, is under threat from a rival Salvationist publication, Values. The changing social ambience of pubs is cited as the main reason for a decline in the War Cry's circulation to 88,000 from a peak of 200,000.

The number of children living in poverty has risen threefold to nearly 3 million since 1979, according to Whitehall figures published in the Observer.

The paper also reports claims that the animal rights group responsible for fire bomb attacks in Boots stores last week plans to step up its activities. The group claims to have stolen HIV-infected blood for use in future attacks.