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Today: Thursday 14th June

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith on measuring child poverty. Home Secretary Theresa May on the revised plan for online intelligence gathering. Also on today's programme, how gangs use their brands and their music to make money and intimidate their enemies.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business news with Simon Jack, on the government's announcement later today of more details on how it intends to implement the recommendations of a major report on reform of the banking industry.


The Chancellor George Osborne is to reveal the details of what he calls fundamental reforms of the whole banking structure. Business editor Robert Peston and Angela Knight, the former head of the British Banker's Association, give their thoughts and analysis ahead of the announcements.

The system of electronic tagging of offenders in England and Wales is not working according to the probation inspectorate. Liz Calderbank, chief inspector of probation, explains what the problems are.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The strategy published by the government last year on mental health will be the focus of five hours of debate in the Commons today. The BBC's Philippa Thomas has been looking at some of the ways mental health care is changing within the NHS.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.


The government is publishing its revised plans for new powers for the police and the intelligence services to gather details of individuals' phone calls, emails and internet habits, saying that it has responded to the alarm its original plans stirred up. Tory MP David Davis explains why he is opposed to the proposals, and Home Secretary Theresa May explains how the government is revising the plans.

The paper review.

Andrew Hosken reports on how gangs are using their names as brands, not only to attract recruits and intimidate rivals but also to make money through music and lines in clothing.

Thought for the day with Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies, New College, University of Edinburgh.


Amnesty International say they have the names of 10,000 civilians who have been killed so far during the conflict in Syria. Amnesty's senior crisis adviser, Donatella Rovera, gives her analysis of the conflict.


Plans to change the definition of child poverty from one linked to the average income to a broader set of criteria are to be outlined by the government. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith explains the changes.

The Prime Minister David Cameron goes before the Leveson Inquiry into press standards later today. Nick Robinson gives his analysis.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.


A report has suggested that more than half of criminals wearing electronic tags break curfews. Justice Minister Crispin Blunt gives his reaction.

How should the government tackle the growing demand for help from patients with mental health difficulties?

Tory MP Nicky Morgan and Chief Constable of Leicestershire Simon Coles, debate the issue.

The character of scientist Michael Faraday, who discovered electromagnetism, is revealed in more than 5000 letters published in six volumes for the first time. Professor Frank James, the editor of the complete correspondence of the Victorian scientist, explains what they reveal.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The British ambassador to Libya was attacked on Monday -- his convoy targeted with a rocket propelled grenade which severely injured two bodyguards. The ambassador, Dominic Asquith, himself uninjured, describes the incident.


Why is the English football Premier League the richest sporting organisation in the UK and the television deals so expensive?

Professor Tom Cannon and David Mellor debate.

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