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07 March 2008

Proceeds of crime update - money laundering news no 42
seen at 19:37, 7 March in Concerted Inter-Agency Criminal Finances Action Group/Payback News - national (Our copy).
PROCEEDS OF CRIME UPDATE - MONEY LAUNDERING NEWS January - February
'...withdraw the use of private care agencys in the community for vulnerable and disabled people. This is the only choice of care which people have to stay in their homes from their local council unless they can pay privately, so therefore often have to
seen at 19:10, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Many stories are heard from people in need of care who have to put up with...
Remploy
seen at 18:20, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister had fulfilled his promise to contact union leaders this week over the closing of Remploy factories, the PMS said that she would check on the status of the correspondence regarding this...
RAF Wittering
seen at 18:20, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if it was the case that the Government would work with the RAF to find a way of allowing troops to be able to walk the streets in uniform, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had made his views very clear...
International Women’s Day
seen at 18:20, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
The Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) began by telling gathered journalists that the Prime Minister would be hosting an event in Downing Street on Saturday to mark International Women's Day. Guests included some ...
Teachers with business know-how needed - PM
seen at 18:19, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has launched a new programme to encourage graduates with business know-how to take up second careers as teachers.
Morning press briefing from 7 March 2008
seen at 18:19, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: International Women's day, RAR Wittering and Remploy
Government responds to the commission on the future of volunteering with 6million new funding
seen at 18:18, 7 March in Cabinet Office News - national (Our copy).
Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector, today published the Government's response to the Commission on the Future of Volunteering report, Manifesto for Change. In it the Government accepts the majority of the ...
Fco minister comments on louise arbour's decision not to serve a second term
seen at 18:12, 7 March in Foreign and Commonwealth Office News - national (Our copy).
Today, FCO Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN, Lord Malloch-Brown commented on the work of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour.
'...Pay carers allowance as well as pension to carers of pensionable age' -- Pauline Simpkiss
seen at 17:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Do younger carers realise that once they become pensioners they will not be...
'...replace with or apply gripped surfaces on manhole covers to give grip in wet conditions for motorcyclists and other road users.' -- Matthew Hutchinson
seen at 17:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
If you are a road user or even a pedestrian you may have noticed that man...
'...Make a loop hole in the law enabling Schools and colleges to obtain materials such as animal body parts to be bought from Butchers etc for educational purposes.' -- Matthew Hutchinson
seen at 17:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Recently the supply of things such as animal eyes, lungs etc, from butchers...
Rural Advocate Visit Report: January 2008 - Financial Inclusion
seen at 16:59, 7 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

This document is available as a download only

Stuart's Rural Advocate visit to Devon in January focused on rural financial inclusion. Stuart heard first-hand from people in...

Sport relief makes a huge difference to lives - PM
seen at 16:16, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Gordon Brown met members of a Sport Relief project that provides football training and education opportunities to disadvantaged men and women.
Highways agency helps fleet operators with their journeys
seen at 16:07, 7 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
Staff from the Highways Agency were on hand to explain to fleet operators how they can help them with their journeys, at a free event in Birmingham.
Raf personnel honoured for service on operations
seen at 16:04, 7 March in Ministry of Defence News - national (Our copy).
184 members of the Armed Forces are honoured today for their courage and professionalism on operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.
Consultation on statutory notificiation requirements for potatoes introduced into Scotland from EU member states
seen at 16:00, 7 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
seeking views on the notification requirements for potatoes introduced into Scotland from EU member states
Severe weather brings risk of coastal flooding
seen at 15:33, 7 March in Met Office News - national (Our copy).
Met Office weather experts are forecasting a spell of severe weather on Monday, bringing the risk of disruption to transport and power supply networks.
'...develop a fully resourced national strategy which enables women and children to live lives free from the threat of all forms of violence. And to declare International Women's Day as a public holiday in recognition of the achievements and contributions
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
We, the undersigned, demand an end to all forms of violence against women...
'...enforce local councils to cull feral pigeons' -- colin hassell
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Pigeons congregate in large quantities causing their guano to deface...
'...Ensure that the Independent Schools Council, the new Independent Schools Inspectorate and other 'independent' school inspection bodies are accountable to individuals and that inspection reports which are inaccurate can be withdrawn or amended once pu
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
This links to the petition concerning OfSTED which is also on this site....
'...pass a law which makes all public buildings fly the union jack' -- paul stone
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
its a disgrace how little pride is shown by goverment buildings and council...
'...have a number plate for life of person' -- andrew readman
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
why can we not be given a number plate for life instead of getting a new one...
'...Stop building houses on every green space and give local communities opportunities to use the land as they think meets their community needs.' -- avril blain
seen at 15:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Coventry is losing green space every single day, trees are being felled,...
'...ABOLISH speed the 55 limit ON TRUCKS' -- eric marshall
seen at 15:07, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
the speed set by the eu of 55mph for trucks but the speed limit on the...
'...ban early Christmas advertising' -- DH Herold
seen at 15:07, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Currently we are seeing advertising for Christmas starting as early as...
Ed balls announces appointment to the school food trust board
seen at 15:00, 7 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Ed Balls, today announced the appointment of Marcia Twelftree, Headteacher of Charters School, Sunningdale, to the Board of the School Food Trust (SFT).
New masters qualification to boost teaching diploma strengthened with new extended diploma national leaders in education extended
seen at 15:00, 7 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
Ed Balls today announced plans to take our teaching workforce to the top to give our young people the world class education they deserve.
Inaugural chair appointed for the strategic advisory board for intellectual property
seen at 14:59, 7 March in Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills News - national (Our copy).
Following an open competition, Joly Dixon, CMG has been appointed as Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property. Making the formal appointment, John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation...
5 million a year to help women get on at work
seen at 14:59, 7 March in Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills News - national (Our copy).
Skills Minister David Lammy today announced more support for recruitment and training to overcome the under-representation of women in five key sectors.
The great shortage of affordable rented...
seen at 14:59, 7 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
The great shortage of affordable rented accommodation has been caused by the reat sell off sale of Council houses and also police houses, LA homes for District Nurses, Water Company homes, farmer workers...
John Denham webchat
seen at 13:14, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
John Denham, Science and Technology Secretary, will take questions on science and technology in the UK on 13 March 2008 from 13:30 GMT.
Healthcare Associated Infection Task Force: Delivery Plan April 2008 to March 2011
seen at 12:26, 7 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Healthcare Associated Infection Task Force: Delivery Plan April 2008
'...PAY HOUSEWIVES/MUMS' -- mrs samantha marshall
seen at 12:13, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
i am a genuine full time housewife and mother and i think that we should get...
Ofwat consults on the change of ownership of south staffordshire water
seen at 12:11, 7 March in Water Services Regulation Authority News - national (Our copy).
Ofwat today launched a consultation into the regulatory issues arising from the change of ownership of South Staffordshire Water plc.
Ofwat consults on the change of ownership of southern water
seen at 12:11, 7 March in Water Services Regulation Authority News - national (Our copy).
Ofwat today launched a consultation into the regulatory issues arising from the change of ownership of Southern Water Services Limited.
Embryo Research
seen at 11:25, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what position the Prime Minister was taking on which way Cabinet Ministers should vote on embryo research, the PMS replied that this was clearly Government business that had already been through the Lords, ...
ID Cards
seen at 11:25, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked to respond to the charge that the Government was introducing ID cards by stealth, the PMS replied that we were continuing to take a voluntary approach for the vast majority of people, as Jacqui Smith was saying...
GP Contracts
seen at 11:25, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
The Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) began the briefing by giving a response from the Prime Minister to the ballot of GPs on extending opening hours, the results of which had been announced this morning with 92% ...
Misc
seen at 11:25, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the Private Members Bill on private equity tomorrow and how the Government would be voting, the PMS said he did not know but would check.Asked if James Purnell would be meeting any Presidential candidates...
Mehdi Kazemi
seen at 11:25, 7 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on Mehdi Kazemi, an Iranian threatened with deportation back to Iran, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Government's general position was...
Extended GP hours "a big improvement" - PM
seen at 11:24, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Gordon Brown has welcomed a decision by GPs to extend surgery opening hours.
Morning press briefing from 6 March 2008
seen at 11:24, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: GP contracts, ID cards and Embryo Research
PM condemns uniform abuse
seen at 11:24, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Britain's armed forces should be encouraged to wear their uniform in public, the Prime Minister said today.
Afternoon press briefing from 6 March 2008
seen at 11:24, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Mehdi Kazemi and Misc
Jerusalem attack an outrage - PM
seen at 11:24, 7 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Gordon Brown has said "the whole world will be outraged'' by the killing of eight people at a religious seminary in Jerusalem last night and called for reconciliation between Palestinian communities and Israel.
Have your say on tackling crime
seen at 11:23, 7 March in Cabinet Office News - national (Our copy).
The Government is calling on members of the public to share their ideas on tackling crime in their communities, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is today announcing on a visit to Birmingham.
Foreign secretary condemns killing of students in jerusalem
seen at 11:16, 7 March in Foreign and Commonwealth Office News - national (Our copy).
Commenting on the killing of a number of students at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said:
'...stop deporting gays and lesbians to countries where they may be imprisoned, tortured or executed because of their sexuality.' -- Walter Attwood (Rev.)
seen at 11:13, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Recent cases highlight the extreme danger lesbians and gays face because of...
'...Abolish The Road Fund Licence ('Road Tax')' -- Paul Reynolds
seen at 11:13, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Road Tax is unfair and no longer relevant - why should a two-car owner pay...
'...make 023 the dialling code for all of Hampshire' -- Riaz Sobrany
seen at 11:13, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
023 is the dialling code for Southampton and Portsmouth along with other...
Consultation to modernise lloyd's of london launched
seen at 11:05, 7 March in Treasury News - national (Our copy).
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Angela Eagle MP, today launched a consultation to modernise the governance arrangements of Lloyd's of London and to remove restrictions which impede the way the Lloyd's insurance...
National Audit Office (Angela Eagle)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Government welcome the fifteenth report of the Public Accounts Commission on the corporate governance of the National Audit Office that was published today (HC 402).

As public auditor, NAO must command...

Home Information Packs (Caroline Flint, Minister of State (Housing), Department for Communities and Local Government)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

As was announced on 27 February 2008 (Official Report, columns 77-78WS), I have now made a rating against the code for sustainable homes a required element of home information packs for all new homes. Regulations...

Local Government (John Healey, Minister of State (Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

On 18 December 2007 (Official Report, columns 104-105WS), when announcing the Secretary of State's decision to implement proposals for two unitary authorities in Cheshire, I explained that she also remained minded...

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Government have today laid before Parliament their response to the Health Select Committee's report on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (Cm 7331).

The Government have...

Consultation on the Medical Profession (Miscellaneous Amendment) Order (Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State, Department of Health)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

A consultation paper has been issued which asks for comments and views on a draft section 60 order which makes a number of changes to the Medical Act 1983 and to the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education...

NHS Prescriptions and Appliances (Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

We will be laying regulations before Parliament to increase National Health Service charges in England from 1 April 2008. There will be an increase in the prescription charge of 25 pence from £6.85 ...

GlaxoSmithKline (MHRA Investigation) (Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is today announcing the outcome of its investigation into allegations that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) withheld relevant information gathered in clinical...

National Identity Scheme (Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State, Home Office)
seen at 11:03, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The House will wish to know that the Government is publishing today an updated "National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008" and a document setting out our plans for introducing compulsory identity cards for ...

Cohabitation (Government Response to Law Commission Paper) (Bridget Prentice, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

Today we are announcing the Government's response to the Law Commission's paper on Cohabitation: The Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown.

The Law Commission published their very thorough and...

Financial Assistance Scheme (Mike O'Brien, Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

On 17 December 2007 the Government announced a package of significant improvements to the financial assistance scheme (FAS). This statement is to inform the House of the significant progress being made in implementing...

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (James Plaskitt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council was held on 29 February 2008 in Brussels. I represented the UK. There were no health and consumer issues.

This was a straightforward Council...

EU: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Councl (Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (James Plaskitt) has made the following Statement.

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council...

Financial Assistance Scheme (Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

My honourable friend the Minister of State for Pensions Reform (Mike O'Brien) has made the following Statement.

On 17 December 2007 the Government announced a package of significant improvements to the ...

National Audit Office (Lord Davies of Oldham, Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household)
seen at 11:02, 7 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

My honourable friend the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (Angela Eagle) has made the following Written MinisterialStatement.

The Government welcome the fifteenth report of the Public Accounts Commission...

Three men in a boat
seen at 10:29, 7 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
Three men set off in a small boat across the channel to France this morning sparking a search after concerns were raised for their safety. Their 12 foot boat has been found ashore in France and the men have been...
'...prevent the proposed closure of Rogate Primary School in West Sussex' -- Stewart Wilson
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Please help us prevent the local council from closing our vibrant village...
'...Make Party Manifestos Legally Binding' -- Tim Spiller
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
A Party produces a manifesto to display its policies but too often now...
'...illegalise the "protected no claims" policy on car insurance' -- Thomas Seligmann
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
"Protected no claims" allows bad drivers to continuously cause accidents...
'...Allow Independent & Humanist Celebrants to Legally Marry Couples' -- Kayleigh Ward
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
As the President of the Association of Independent Celebrants, I know how...
'...Invest in the roads in the North East of England' -- Claire Bailey
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The A1 and A19 in the North East of England are not sufficient to deal with...
'...Review and consider the cessation of road widening schemes and the building of new roads' -- Teresa Boughton
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
and look at the possibility of using that money to enable more people to...
'...ascertain the genetic damage experiencedby the Countrie's children as a result of their parents participation in Britain's Nuclear Weapons Programme' -- John Gardham Lowe
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
as recomended by the Parliamentary Enquiry held on the 15th & 16th October 2007
'...allow and encourage members of the Armed Forces to wear uniform in public' -- Chris Hoyle
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Details have emerged of a ban on RAF Wittering personnel wearing service...
'...create more parks and playgrounds so kids dont behave anti socially' -- trevor goodbody
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
i would like the kids of today to have more parks and playgrounds,skate...
'...New car on the road - old one off - HGV's night travel.' -- V Simmonds
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
If we work on the principle that the country will not get any bigger and the...
'...Give high mileage company car drivers a tax break' -- DERRI COBOURNE
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
service engineers/salespeople who drive high mileage in the persuit of there...
'...end fuel poverty' -- sonia MARTIN
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
to end fuel poverty by giving fuel allowance to everyone on benefits....
'...make sure all LFS's have qualified personel' -- Mr P Cresswell
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Having kept tropical fish for many years now its great when i walk into a...
'...create a petrol price index' -- Andrew Evans
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The government should create a petrol price index to which all retailers...
'...povide Lucentis for all people suffering with Macula degeneration' -- Audrey Ranne
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Last year I petioned for this. 9 people signed. 2 million people signed to...
'...Provide an additional Motorway Junction between J28 and J29 on M5 Near Cullompton' -- Michael Thompson
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
With the Government sanctioning ever more house building, the problem of...
'...to dig subways where there are street crossings to ease congestion on our roads and make it safer for the pedestrian' -- trevor goodbody
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
i propose where there are know congestion areas on our roads due to...
'...Not to penalize the majority of responsible drinkers because of the few and consider alternatives' -- Gary Butler
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Instead of penalizing the majority of responsible drinkers by adding to...
'...Increase NHS spending by removing the charity tax status of unaccountable private health care groups' -- a m maud
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Nuffield Hospitals, BUPA and other private health providers appear among...
'...Bring in a system that enables everyone to vote on all policies online via computer, phone or via banking terminals.' -- Sean o'Brien
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
With todays technology and 90% of the public able to access computers,...
'...review and amend ODPM Circular 01/06 to ensure a level playing field between Gypsies, Travellers and members of the settled community by ensuring that members of the settled community are equally involved in consultation processes with their local pla
seen at 10:08, 7 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Since the inception of Circular 01/06 greater emphasis is placed upon Local...
Inaugural chair appointed for the strategic advisory board for intellectual property (sabip)
seen at 10:06, 7 March in UK Intellectual Property Office News - national (Our copy).
Following an open competition, Joly Dixon, CMG has been appointed as Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property. Making the formal appointment, John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation...
Forces heroes' brave service on operations honoured
seen at 04:14, 7 March in Ministry of Defence News - national (Our copy).
184 members of the Armed Forces are honoured today for their courage and professionalism on operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.