The UK Government defends a decision not to include children under the age of five in this year's flu vaccination programme, saying the decision is for medical and not financial reasons.
Lib Dem MPs abstain in a House of Commons vote calling for an investigation into the ministerial conduct of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his handling of the BSkyB takeover bid. The motion is rejected by 290 votes to 252, but Conservative Party MPs are angered by the lack of support from their coalition partners.
The British Government launches a new e-petition website to encourage the public to prompt parliamentary debate on topics they feel are important. Several petitions concern proposals for and against restoring the death penalty, last used in the UK in 1964.
At a British Medical Association conference, delegates call for the coalition government to halt its plans to overhaul the National Health Service in England. However, they stop short of complete opposition to the proposals.
Tens of thousands of university students and lecturers march in a National Union of Students protest in London against plans by the United Kingdom government to raise tuition fees to £9,000 per year in England. Violence occurs later with the building hosting the Conservative Party's campaign headquarters trashed by riots in the day