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10 March 2008

'...Support our armed services by reinstating the Royal Tournament' -- D.SMITHERMAN
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
What better way to demonstrate support for our military and their...
'...Look at fair pay for those in Social Care Services and not just Teachers.' -- colin Saunders
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Social Workers are damed if they do and damed if they don't. They should...
'...stop the sale of alcoholic drinks in petrol stations.' -- Natalie Cowell
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The sale of alcoholic drink in petrol stations only serves to encourage and...
'...keep a school within the mitchell berryhill community' -- paul liddle
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Mitchell High School, a transformational and innovative school in the heart...
'...allow us to chose our water suppliers' -- kevin smith
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
we can chose the company that we want to supply our electricity,and gas...
'...Create an independant Ombudsman for Parking Enforcement Companies' -- Stuart Hurst
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The problem with the current parking enforcement companies is that they "...
'...Make it law that all SMOKERS have to pay PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE as well as paying GOVERNMENT NATIONAL INSURANCE.' -- Mr M C White
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
This would mean that, private health insurance schemes would fund self...
'...create a bigger and better motorway infrastructure throughout the uk' -- Michael Hargreaves
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The motorways in our country are insufficient. Going anywhere by car is...
'...ensure local councils do not put up signs aimed at misleading the public' -- Daniel Gaunt
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The council responsible for fraisthorpe beach have overstepped their...
'...Ensure that the Human Rights Act is extended so that people residing in care homes are offered the same rights as all other citizens.' -- Joyce Ruiz
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are failed by a system...
'...reject the plans to encourage school children to swear an oath of allegiance to the Monarch' -- Ben Parish
seen at 19:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It has been reported in the Times newspaper that Lord Goldsmith is proposing...
European Spring Council
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if there was going to be a briefing in advance of the European Spring Council, the PMS said that he was not sure; it was on mainly European economic issues; if there was a strong demand for one then we could...
Peter Mandelson
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister welcomed Peter Mandelson staying on as British European Commissioner for a second term, the PMS replied that it was clearly very early days in terms of discussing or making decisions ...
President of Uganda
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the Prime Minister's meeting with the President of Uganda, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) said that they had met when the Prime Minister was in Uganda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...
Budget
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about energy companies and windfall tax, and was this now completely off the agenda with proposals for pre-pay meters, the PMS replied that these were budget matters, so it was best to speak to the Treasury...
NATO Summit
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what the Prime Minister hoped to get out of the forthcoming NATO summit, and would it be another opportunity to ask NATO to contribute more troops to Afghanistan, the PMS replied that it was a bit early for...
Cost of Military Operations
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what the Prime Minister would say to the contention that operations in Iraq were bleeding resources and leading to overstretched and under-equipped troops in Afghanistan, the PMS replied that operational expenses...
Europe
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the discussion between the Prime Minister and Peter Mandelson, and Peter Mandelson now staying in Brussels, the PMS replied that journalists would not expect us to comment on the Prime Minister's private...
Scotland
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Alex Salmond that the £400million Council Tax benefit that goes to Scotland was part and parcel of Scotland's funding, the PMS replied that he would have to check...
Storms
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if it was right that the Prime Minister had been to two COBRA meetings on the weather, the PMS replied that it was his understanding that the Prime Minister participated in a conference call of COBRA yesterday...
Uganda
seen at 18:21, 10 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what was discussed at the Prime Minister's meeting with the President of Uganda earlier today, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS), replied that they discussed the situation in Kenya, the situation in Darfur...
Prime Minister calls for greener Commonwealth
seen at 18:20, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has called upon the nations of the Commonwealth to work together and ensure that economic development does not cause harm to the environment.
Ugandan President at Number 10
seen at 18:20, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Today the Prime Minister welcomed Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for bilateral talks at 10 Downing Street.
Afternoon press briefing from 10 March 2008
seen at 18:20, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Uganda, storms, Scotland, Europe, cost of military operations, NATO summit and budget
Morning press briefing from 10 March 2008
seen at 18:20, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: President of Uganda, Peter Mandelson, European spring council, enterprise agenda, child poverty, Energy companies, Commonwealth Day, Lord Goldsmith, budget, heathrow...
Yvette cooper and caroline flint launch the review of the housing revenue account subsidy system
seen at 17:54, 10 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
Yvette Cooper, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Caroline Flint, Minister for Housing and Planning, formally launched the review of the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy system today.
Uk braced for more severe weather
seen at 17:37, 10 March in Met Office News - national (Our copy).
Following the very windy conditions experienced across the south of the UK through Monday the Met Office is expecting unsettled conditions to continue with more severe gales to affect the UK later this week.
Search ongoing at selsey after sea defences breached
seen at 17:32, 10 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
Coastguards, Police, fire service and other emergency crews are currently on scene at Selsey searching for people who could be in the water or trapped in caravans after sea defences were breached. Approximately...
Tv licence fee rises from 1 april
seen at 16:17, 10 March in Bank of England News - national (Our copy).
The cost of a colour television licence is set to rise to £139.50 and a black and white licence will cost £47.00, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham announced today.
Volunteering in health and social care report
seen at 16:16, 10 March in Cabinet Office News - national (Our copy).
Baroness Julia Neuberger, the Government's independent volunteering champion, today published her report, Volunteering in the Public Services: Health and Social Care. The report is the first in a series examining...
New standard raises the bar for public services
seen at 16:16, 10 March in Cabinet Office News - national (Our copy).
Minister for Transformational Government Tom Watson today launched the new Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard - a practical tool to support and drive public services that are more responsive to people's ...
New chair of science advisory council announced
seen at 16:13, 10 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for the Environment today (10 March) announced the appointment of Professor Chris Gaskell as new Chair of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affair's (Defra) Science...
Rosie winterton calls for technology & innovation to help cut transport emissions
seen at 15:51, 10 March in Department for Transport News - national (Our copy).
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton told a conference of national transport operators in Sheffield today (10th March) that the UK's transport system can make a major contribution to cutting CO2 emissions, with the...
'...1. Stop all BIA raids on Chinese catering businesses 2. Work with the Chinese community to resolve its problem of skill shortages 3. Regularise undocumented migrant workers' -- Chi Chan
seen at 15:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
'...1. Stop all BIA raids on Chinese catering businesses 2. Work with the Chinese community to resolve its problem of skill shortages 3. Regularise undocumented migrant workers' -- Chi Chan
'...Investigate the development of hybrid trolley busses.' -- alan crocker
seen at 15:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The infrastructure costs of tram systems are unrecoverable, the amount of...
'...Order a independant report to identify reasons that the living conditions of working class people are poor in relation to higher classes.' -- Gareth Simpson
seen at 15:08, 10 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
'...Order a independant report to identify reasons that the living conditions of working class people are poor in relation to higher classes.' -- Gareth Simpson
Natural England welcomes consultation to protect marine life and scallop stocks in Falmouth Bay
seen at 15:05, 10 March in Natural England (Our copy).
Damaging fishing methods used to collect scallops has to stop in areas where they might harm habitats and species, says Natural England today (Friday 7 March 2008) at the start of Defra’s consultation into closing...
Planning Advice Note: PAN 84 Reducing Carbon Emissions in New Development
seen at 13:19, 10 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
A key role of the planning system is to support a move towards low and zero carbon development through the use of energy efficient, micro-generating and decentralised renewable energy systems. This Planning Advice...
Government to set out third stage of public reform
seen at 12:48, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Government is ready to set out its plans for the next stage of public sector reform, the PM has said.
Consultation on the use of intermediaries for vulnerable witnesses in Scotland - Responses
seen at 12:30, 10 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Seeking stakeholders' views on a number of options on the use of intermediaries for vulnerable witnesses in the Scottish Justice System.
Fifteen homelessness charities and social enterprises selected to compete for 500,000 prize fund
seen at 12:19, 10 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
A bicycle recycling project and a flat pack furniture workshop that provide employment to homeless people are among the fifteen organisations that have been chosen to compete in the Spark social enterprise competition...
Government invests 8 million in new transport technology research
seen at 12:18, 10 March in Department for Transport News - national (Our copy).
Three ground-breaking research projects aimed at improving transport services have been awarded more than £8m as part of a joint initiative by the Technology Strategy Board, Department for Transport and...
In the area where I live people have died...
seen at 12:03, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
In the area where I live people have died waiting for a visit from the Pension Service because they are so far behind with their work. The Pension Service will not however allocate "their" work...
Thanks for your suggestion Brian, we'll pass it...
seen at 12:03, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
Thanks for your suggestion Brian, we'll pass it on to Stuart and our housing team.
Thanks for your comment. The situation you've...
seen at 12:03, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
Thanks for your comment. The situation you've decribed is tragic - perhaps your suggestion is a good approach. We'll pass your comments on to our policy teams.
Suffragan See of Bolton
seen at 11:28, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Christopher Paul Edmondson MA, to the Suffragan See of Bolton, in the Diocese of Manchester, in succession to the Right Reverend David Keith Gillett BA MPhil...
Suffragan See of Middleton
seen at 11:28, 10 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Mark Davies BA, to the Suffragan See of Middleton, in the Diocese of Manchester, in succession to the Right Reverend Michael Augustine Owen Lewis MA.
Economy: Producer Prices
seen at 11:27, 10 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
Factory gate inflation remains at 5.7%
Economy: Index of Production
seen at 11:27, 10 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
Manufacturing: Steady in last 3 months
New weapon in the fight against gun crime
seen at 11:16, 10 March in Home Office News - national (Our copy).
The new National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) was today seen by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith on a Tackling Gangs Action Programme visit to West Midlands Police.
Put nature within 300 metres of everyone in England, says Natural England
seen at 11:11, 10 March in Natural England (Our copy).
Natural England today (10 March 2008) challenged local authorities, planners and developers at ‘Going Wild’ a national conference, to increase the amount of green areas available on people’s doorsteps.
Honorary queen's counsel 2008
seen at 11:08, 10 March in Ministry of Justice News - national (Our copy).
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of five Queen's Counsel honoris causa. The full list is given below.
Lloyd's (Angela Eagle)
seen at 11:08, 10 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I am today publishing "Proposals for a Legislative Reform Order to amend Lloyd's Act 1982". Copies have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. This consultation document sets out proposals to modernise...

Government Banking Contracts (Procurement) (Angela Eagle)
seen at 11:08, 10 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has awarded contracts to Citibank N.A. and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC to provide clearing bank services to the Department (including the Office of HM Paymaster General), and...

General Affairs and External Relations Council (Jim Murphy, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
seen at 11:08, 10 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) will be held on 10-11 March in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and I will represent the UK...

Justice and Home Affairs Council (Meg Hillier, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Identity), Home Office)
seen at 11:07, 10 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held in Brussels on 28 February 2008. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, the Solicitor-General for Scotland and I attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. ...

Budget 2008: Our Recommendations
seen at 11:03, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
Our submission for the 2008 Budget sets out our recommendations for initiatives, many of which we have discussed with HM Treasury officials as possibilities for evaluation. Our submission...
Our Recommendations for the Budget 2008
seen at 10:00, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

This document is available as a download only

Our submission for the 2008 Budget sets out our recommendations not only of initiatives that we believe should be considered, many of which we have...

Budget 2008 Representation Process
seen at 10:00, 10 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

This document is available as a download only

This paper sets out the approach we've used to identify the policy changes we should request on a Budget by Budget basis. This seeks to establish...