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Crossrail MPs berate top executives for ‘staggering’ over-optimism

East-west rail line through London, costing £17.6bn or more, is running two years behind schedule

Ministers refuse to rule out repeat of blanket operation cancellations

Emergency measures last year led to 23,000 fewer elective procedures in January as Public Accounts Committee criticises reliance on ‘short-term fixes’ to funding crisis

Government risking border chaos in event of no-deal Brexit, MPs warn

Key Commons committee also criticises minsters' use of 'gagging clauses' to silence business groups over Brexit

Government condemned over its 'abject failure' to tackle homelessness

Damning report accuses ministers of taking 'unacceptably complacent' attitude towards tackling crisis, as number of rough sleepers and homeless families soars to unprecedented levels

Soaring prisoner self-harm 'damning indictment' of Government failings

'Deteriorating' prison estate, long-standing understaffing and prevalence of drugs led to 'deep-rooted failures' in management of prisoners’ mental health, Public Accounts Committee finds