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20 March 2008

Drivers advised to take care on the roads as cold conditions expected this easter weekend
seen at 18:12, 20 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
The Highways Agency is advising drivers to take extra care on the roads this Easter bank holiday weekend, as the Met Office is forecasting cold conditions that will affect many parts of England from Good Friday ...
Spotlight on efforts to deliver risk-based regulation
seen at 17:02, 20 March in Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform News - national (Our copy).
The first Hampton Implementation Reviews, released today, meet the government's commitment to ensure the risk-based principles of regulatory enforcement are practiced.
Renewable fuels agency issues call for evidence on the indirect impacts of biofuels
seen at 16:58, 20 March in News Distribution Service News - national (Our copy).
Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of The Renewable Fuels Agency
Flint announces next steps to link housing advice and opportunities
seen at 15:53, 20 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
Housing Minister Caroline Flint announced a package of measures today to step-up action to tackle worklessness, promote opportunity and strengthen the link between access to housing services, training and jobs.
Adjudicator publishes decision on proposal to amalgamate brimsdown infant school and brimsdown junior school in enfield
seen at 15:45, 20 March in Office of The Schools Adjudicator News - national (Our copy).
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has published a decision on a proposal by Enfield Council to amalgamate Brimsdown Infant School and Brimsdown Junior School in Enfield. The replacement school will be accommodated...
Adjudicator publishes decision on variations to the admission arrangements of six primary schools in coventry
seen at 15:45, 20 March in Office of The Schools Adjudicator News - national (Our copy).
The Schools Adjudicator has agreed to proposals from Coventry City Council to increase the number of children who can be admitted to the Reception classes in the following schools:
Prioritisation process announced for generic design assessment
seen at 15:02, 20 March in Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform News - national (Our copy).
The Government today announced the start of a prioritisation process to select no more than three nuclear reactor designs to proceed to the next stage of Generic Design Assessment (GDA).
John McCain comes to Downing Street
seen at 12:47, 20 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has welcomed Senator John McCain, candidate for the Republican nomination to the US presidency, to Downing Street today.
PM welcomes King of Bahrain
seen at 12:47, 20 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Gordon Brown has welcomed King Hamad bin Essa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to 10 Downing Street today.
PM opens Black Britannia exhibition
seen at 12:47, 20 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Gordon Brown has opened the Black Britannia photographic exhibition at London's City Hall.
Bercow review: speech, language & communication services for children and young people must improve
seen at 12:40, 20 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Children and young people must be given the support they need to overcome speech, language and communications difficulties so they enjoy the same opportunities to learn, socialise and succeed as anyone else, according...
42 million for research into children's health and underfunded areas
seen at 12:40, 20 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Childhood obesity, infant mortality and keeping children safe in the home are three areas of research which will benefit from £42 million of government funding, Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo announced...
Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) in Scotland: 2000-2004
seen at 12:29, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Evaluation of the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Scheme in Scotland between 2000-2004. The evaluation assesses the impact of the Scheme in Scotland and examines whether it represents value for money.
Business and Industry Research Findings No.1/2008 Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) in Scotland: 2000-2004
seen at 12:29, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Research findings from the Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Scheme in Scotland between 2000-2004. Presents key findings on the impact of the Scheme in Scotland and examines whether it represents...
Ara takes 100,000 from alleged money launderer
seen at 12:24, 20 March in Assets Recovery Agency News - national (Our copy).
The Assets Recovery Agency has secured a Civil Recovery Order to seize £100,000 from Minh Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese of 5 Keyworth Close, Clapton, London which the Agency has alleged is the proceeds of the...
Final revised clearance guidance published
seen at 12:06, 20 March in The Pensions Regulator News - national (Our copy).
Following industry-wide consultation, the Pensions Regulator has today published updated guidance to support trustees and employers dealing with events that may impact upon their pension scheme, and when applying...
Bercow review: speech, language & communication services for children and young people must improve
seen at 12:06, 20 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
Children and young people must be given the support they need to overcome speech, language and communications difficulties so they enjoy the same opportunities to learn, socialise and succeed as anyone else, according...
Mca welcome new agustawestland 139 helicopters to search and rescue fleet
seen at 11:49, 20 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
The first of three brand-new AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, configured entirely for search and rescue (SAR), were welcomed at the MCA's new state-of-the-art hangar at the Lee-On-The-Solent airfield today. The...
Misc
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked whether the Prime Minister had read Charles Clarke's latest article, the PMS said he did not think the Prime Minister had had an opportunity to read it yet.Put that there was a suggestion that the second reading...
Secretary General of NATO
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what the Prime Minister and the Secretary General of NATO would be talking about in their meeting, the PMS said that they would want to talk about the main issues coming up at the NATO Summit in Bucharest, ...
Embryology Bill
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if it was still the Prime Minister's intention that there should be a whip vote on the issue, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had answered a question on the subject in PMQ's last week and he had nothing...
Government Cars
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked repeatedly if the Prime Minister had a view on whether Cabinet cars should be British made, the PMS replied that as people knew from the document published yesterday, over the last two years the Government...
Iraq
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Government would be marking the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Government had no specific plans to do so, although he was...
National Security Strategy
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what role the Prime Minister envisaged for the National Security Forum and when the new members would be appointed, the PMS replied that we hoped to appoint new members shortly. The role of the National Security...
FSA
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked for the Prime Minister's view on the FSA investigation into whether people had been deliberately spreading rumours and shortening stock, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister thought this was a matter for...
Government Cars
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the story of a Cabinet split over Government cars, the PMS replied that as he said this morning when asked the question, over the last two years the Government Car Agency had moved to greener cars resulting...
Defence
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Chiefs of Staff had been "kitted up" and in to see the Prime Minister, the PMS replied that if this referred to the piece in the Evening Standard, we did not recognise that story. The Ministry of Defence...
Tibet
seen at 11:28, 20 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the Prime Minister meeting with the Dalai Lama, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) replied that as the Prime Minister said in PMQs earlier today, he spoke to the Chinese Prime Minister Mr Wen this ...
Morning press briefing from 19 March 2008
seen at 11:27, 20 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Iraq, Government cars, Embryology Bill, Secretary General of NATO and misc
Afternoon press briefing from 19 March 2008
seen at 11:27, 20 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Tibet, Defence, Government cars, FSA and National Security Strategy
Economy: Retail Sales
seen at 11:27, 20 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
Food sales drive positive growth
Economy: Public Sector
seen at 11:27, 20 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
February: £2.0bn current budget surplus
2.5 million in uk funding for renewable energy partnership
seen at 11:22, 20 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
The UK will remain the world's leading donor to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), with £2.5 million in funding for the coming year announced by UK Energy Minister Energy Malcolm...
Mod initiative to incubate innovation
seen at 11:14, 20 March in Ministry of Defence News - national (Our copy).
A new pilot Centre for Defence Enterprise will invite inventors, scientists and academics to join forces with private investors and develop new defence technologies to aid the Armed Forces, Baroness Taylor announced...
Safety, Risks and Outcomes from the Use of Injecting Paraphernalia
seen at 11:08, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
The final report of the findings of a study into the impact of providing paraphernalia to injecting drug users.
Equalities Research Findings No2/2008 Cognitive Question Testing Scotland's Census Ethnicity Classification
seen at 11:08, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
This paper summarises the findings of cognitive question testing carried out on the provisional ethnic group and national identity questions being considered for the 2011 Census.
Crime and Justice Research Findings No.10/2008: Safety, Risks and Outcomes from the Use of Injecting Paraphernalia
seen at 11:08, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
The summary report of the findings of a study into the impact of providing paraphernalia to injecting drug users.
Cognitive Question Testing Scotland's Census Ethnicity Classification
seen at 11:08, 20 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
This report examines the findings of cognitive question testing carried out on the provisional ethnic group, national identity, and other related questions being considered for the 2011 Census.
Finance Bill (Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury)
seen at 11:07, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

It is expected that the Finance Bill will be published on 27 March. Explanatory notes on the Bill's clauses will be available in the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office and in the Libraries of both Houses...

Diploma Gateway 2 Process (Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury)
seen at 11:07, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I have today announced the outcome of the Diploma Gateway 2 process to approve consortia to offer between one and 10 of the first 10 diploma lines to young people from September 2009. A list of the consortia ...

Ofsted Agreement Sign-Off (Bob Ainsworth, Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence)
seen at 11:07, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I am pleased to announce to the House that later today I will be signing an agreement with Ofsted to enable the inspectorate to undertake external inspection of our individual training and education provision...

UK Reserve Forces (Des Browne, Secretary of State, Scotland Office)
seen at 11:07, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

Over the course of January and February this year, the Ministry of Defence conducted an analysis of the policy baseline establishing the capabilities required of the reserve forces. It concluded that while, in...

Director of Service Prosecutions (Des Browne, Secretary of State, Scotland Office)
seen at 11:07, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I am pleased to announce that Bruce Houlder QC has been appointed to the new post of Director of Service Prosecutions.

The appointment of the Director of Service Prosecutions is an important step towards...

Armed Forces Retention (Des Browne, Secretary of State, Scotland Office)
seen at 11:06, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Ministry of Defence is determined to recruit and retain the right people for our armed forces. I wish to announce today two measures that I believe will enhance the attractiveness to service personnel of ...

Code of Practice for the Promotion of NHS Funded Services (Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State, Department of Health)
seen at 11:06, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

"The Code of Practice for the Promotion of NHS Funded Services" will be published this afternoon.

The "Promotion Code" will be placed in the Library and copies will be available to hon. Members from the...

Legislative Competence - Social Welfare and Other Fields Order (Paul Murphy, Secretary of State, Wales Office)
seen at 11:06, 20 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I am pleased to inform the House that the proposed National Assembly of Wales Legislative Competence—Social Welfare and Other Fields Order dealing with vulnerable children has been laid today, as Command...

Web publisher snared
seen at 11:03, 20 March in Insolvency Service News - national (Our copy).
A company that signed up businesses to advertisements which were to appear on a website dedicated to the theme of crime awareness has been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by the Companies Investigation...
Our Response to the CLG Consultation on Local Petitions and Calls for Action
seen at 11:02, 20 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

This document is available as a download only

Our response to CLG's consultation on Local Petitions and Calls for Action

Our Response to the CLG Consultation on Local Petitions and Calls for Action
seen at 11:02, 20 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

We've responded to CLG's consultation on Local Petitions and Calls for Action. Our response welcomes Government moves giving local authorities a duty to respond to petitions.

Ruth kelly opens first motorway car share lane
seen at 10:52, 20 March in Department for Transport News - national (Our copy).
The UK's first motorway car share lane was opened today by Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, giving drivers a new opportunity to cut both their journey times and carbon footprints.
'...Save the Hylands Post Office Branch, Hornchurch Rd Essex' -- Sheila Carpenter
seen at 10:08, 20 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
As a member of the local community the proposed closure of this local PO...
'...make The London Underground and London Overground Railways run all night on Friday and Saturday nights.' -- Darrim Daoud
seen at 10:08, 20 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
We want the London Underground and London Overground railways to run all...
'...have a CCTV camera installed to cover Viewfield street in Stirling FK8 1UA' -- Claire McQueen
seen at 10:08, 20 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Viewfield street in Stirling is very unsafe due to a CCTV blind spot. Cars...
'...stop supermarkets advertising cheap beer on t v' -- shane hodgkiss
seen at 10:08, 20 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
we belive that supermarkets are the problem.to binge drinking being allowed...
'...introduce more nuclear power stations, and provide more support for research into nuclear fusion' -- Alex Hill
seen at 10:08, 20 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Global Warming is a huge problem, as I am sure you are aware, yet renewable...
Appointment of a circuit judge - her honour judge katharine marshall
seen at 03:02, 20 March in Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments News - national (Our copy).
HM The Queen has appointed District Judge Katharine Jane Marshall to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers...