TGS


27 March 2008

2 million joint project with comic relief to investigate prevalence of elder abuse on nhs wards and in care homes
seen at 20:18, 27 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Ivan Lewis, Minister for Care Services, today announced three new measures to strengthen the protection of vulnerable older people in the care system.
Statistical press notice.trends in children's and young people's care: emergency admission statistics
seen at 18:24, 27 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Statistical Press Notice. Trends in children's and young people's care: emergency admission statistics
'...Ban Mobile Speed Camera Vans' -- Kam Cheema
seen at 17:10, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
I feel that mobile speed cameras should be banned in britain. I feel that i...
'...re-regulate bus services in Manchester and beyond' -- Saffron Chapman
seen at 17:10, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
There has been a lot of damage done to the Manchester bus system (and beyond...
'...make women more aware of how essential folic acid is when trying to conceive, and reducing the number of babies affected by spina bifida by adding folic acid to flour.' -- Kaylee Rossborough
seen at 17:10, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
I recently had a son born asleep at 27 weeks due to severe spina bifida. I...
'...start a major TV and Radio advertising campaign in order to promote the idea that BBFC ratings for Video Games exist and are a legal matter.' -- Ross Mills
seen at 17:10, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It may be obvious with the amount of parents and guardians puchasing violent...
'...Stop the cameras outside stations catching people dropping off and stopping' -- Harriet Cottam
seen at 17:10, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
My petition is to stop all these hundreds of cameras being put up outside...
Knight: 'seismic shift' to make geography sustainable
seen at 17:02, 27 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
- Action Plan For Geography To Be Extended By Three Years -
Churches to help provide post office services
seen at 17:00, 27 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

The Church of England has come up with an innovative solution to help rural communities keep post office services.

The Church of England, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church...

France and Britain pledge school places
seen at 16:24, 27 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, have promised new support to provide school places for 16 million children in Africa.
UK and France promise closer cooperation
seen at 16:24, 27 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The UK and France will work more closely together "at the heart of a global Europe", the Prime Minister has said.
Weekly food waste collections can benefit the environment and save money
seen at 16:19, 27 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
Two thirds of households recycle their food waste when councils provide a weekly collection, along with fortnightly residual waste collection, research has found.
2 million joint project with comic relief to investigate prevalence of elder abuse on nhs wards and in care homes - part of package to strengthen sup
seen at 16:18, 27 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Ivan Lewis, Minister for Care Services, today announced three new measures to strengthen the protection of vulnerable older people in the care system.
Highways agency business plan 2008-09:creating a more sustainable, reliable and safer road network
seen at 16:13, 27 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
The Highways Agency has today published its annual Business Plan for 2008-09, setting out how it plans to create a more sustainable, reliable and safer strategic road network.
Raf signs deal for a330 aircraft as future tankers
seen at 16:11, 27 March in Ministry of Defence News - national (Our copy).
A fleet of new Airbus A330-200s will replace the RAF's TriStar and VC-10 aircraft under a £13 billion PFI deal signed today with AirTanker Ltd, announced Baroness Taylor, the Minister for Defence Equipment...
Lowest increase in council tax for 14 years announced
seen at 15:54, 27 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
Eleven successive years of above inflation grant increases from Government - and a continued threat of tough action against excessive increases - have led to the lowest increase in council tax for 14 years, and ...
Adjudicator publishes decision on proposal by kemnal technology college to obtain trust foundation status
seen at 15:46, 27 March in Office of The Schools Adjudicator News - national (Our copy).
The adjudicator, Dr Philip Hunter, agreed a proposal to establish a Trust for Kemnal Technology College, Bromley. Bromley Local Authority opposed the proposal because it felt that the arrangement might distract ...
'...Reconsider filling the coffers of the Private sector to the detriment of the taxpayer.........' -- Dan Russell
seen at 15:08, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The Government has decided to farm out contracts to recover alleged debts to...
'...Stop any increase in council tax on homes because they have off-street parking , garage or a view.' -- Margaret Rees
seen at 15:08, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Having a garage or off street parking or a view should not be grounds for...
'...Halt any further Motorway Construction' -- John Szepietowski
seen at 15:08, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Halt any further motorway construction which is destroying the countryside...
'...to put the word 'education' back in the titles of the government departments dealing with schools, colleges and universities. This symbolic act will embolden parents, teachers, lecturers - and all those committed to education as the primary aim of the
seen at 15:08, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
'...to put the word 'education' back in the titles of the government departments dealing with schools, colleges and universities. This symbolic act will embolden parents, teachers, lecturers - and all those committed...
Retirement of her honour ann goddard qc
seen at 15:05, 27 March in Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments News - national (Our copy).
Her Honour Ann Felicity Goddard QC retired as a Senior Circuit Judge on 15 March 2008.
Last chance for stars of uk enterprise to shine
seen at 15:02, 27 March in Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform News - national (Our copy).
With only weeks to go before the regional heats of Enterprising Britain 2008 close, enterprise hotspots from across the UK are being urged to get their entries in quickly.
Sarkozy arrives at Number 10
seen at 13:01, 27 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Downing Street on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
More support to help people into work - purnell announces rates for new employment and support allowance
seen at 12:54, 27 March in Department for Work and Pensions News - national (Our copy).
The poorest, most disabled people in society will be given more financial support from the Government, while other disabled and long-term ill people who could work will get greater help to find employment, Secretary...
Appointment of chairman of the independent police complaints commission
seen at 12:50, 27 March in Home Office News - national (Our copy).
The Home Secretary has today announced that Her Majesty has approved the reappointment of Nicholas Hardwick as Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission for a further period of 5 years.
Green light given for new bus station in rochdale
seen at 12:30, 27 March in Department for Transport News - national (Our copy).
There was good news for bus passengers in Rochdale today, as Transport Minister Rosie Winterton announced up to £10 million of Government support for a new £11.5 million bus station, developed...
Ofwat sets out its approach to 2009 price review
seen at 12:27, 27 March in Water Services Regulation Authority News - national (Our copy).
Ofwat today published its guidance for companies on how it will go about setting price limits for customers' water and sewerage bills for five years from 2010-15. It takes account of responses to its consultation...
'...reduce home alcohol consumption by encouraging retail outlets to provide inexpensive or free measuring devices similar to pub optics and thimbles.' -- Alan Procter
seen at 12:16, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Alcohol consumption is is increasing, and we are being told to moderate, but...
'...Replace the re-application of an SIA license with a renewal system' -- Chris Tuck
seen at 12:16, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The SIA currently do not renew a license - they force you to re-apply. They...
'...Disallow SIA Licensing for those unskilled in basic local communication & understanding' -- Chris Tuck
seen at 12:16, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
NB: NOT BEING PREJUDICE IN ANY WAY - The SIA is allowing many people - who...
'...Force the SIA to publicly justify/reduce the extortionate license fees' -- Chris Tuck
seen at 12:16, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Most front-line SIA licensees (officers/door supervisors etc) cannot see the...
Energy statistics
seen at 12:08, 27 March in Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform News - national (Our copy).
STATISTICAL PRESS RELEASE
Government commits to delivering byron recommendations
seen at 12:05, 27 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
Ed Balls and Andy Burnham today welcomed the Byron Review of the risks to children of potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games. Accepting all Dr Byron's recommendations, they...
Byron review urges government, industry and parents to work together to help make children safer in the digital world
seen at 12:05, 27 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
Byron Review - Children and New Technology
Nick hardwick re-appointed ipcc chair
seen at 12:00, 27 March in Independent Police Complaints Commission News - national (Our copy).
Nick Hardwick has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission it was announced by the Home Secretary today (27 March 2008).
Public confidence high in police complaints system
seen at 12:00, 27 March in Independent Police Complaints Commission News - national (Our copy).
The vast majority of people (88%) who know of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) believe they would be treated fairly if they personally complained.
Work to remove stern of msc napoli to start in may
seen at 11:57, 27 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
Work to remove the remaining section of MSC Napoli from Lyme Bay will begin in early May 2008. The remaining part of the stern section of the vessel remains aground in Lyme Bay with a list of 40 degrees to starboard...
Work to remove stern of msc napoli to start in may
seen at 11:57, 27 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
Work to remove the remaining section of MSC Napoli from Lyme Bay will begin in early May 2008. The remaining part of the stern section of the vessel remains aground in Lyme Bay with a list of 40 degrees to starboard...
Misc
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if he could confirm reports that a deal had been finalised on a future strategic tanker aircraft and that the announcement would be made during Sarkozy's visit, the PMS said that it would be best to wait until...
European Defence Cooperation
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked for the Prime Minister's view on European Defence, the PMS said that there were longstanding procedures in place by which European countries could cooperate on defence mechanisms, going back to the San Marlo...
MPs’ Expenses
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister supported the Committee's decision to appeal the decision on MP's expenses, the PMS replied that this was a matter for the Committee; as we had said consistently, the Prime Minister is...
Northern Rock
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked about the Financial Standards Authority (FSA) and their report into Northern Rock, the PMS said that the Government welcomed the fact that the FSA had conducted what was a very thorough review and was taking...
Sarkozy Visits
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked when President Sarkozy would be addressing both Houses, the PMS said it would be 4pm. Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the President that we should be working together with the US to push the value ...
Nuclear Energy
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with John Hutton that the Government should go further than the 23 existing nuclear reactors, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that John Hutton spoke...
Misc
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what the Prime Minster had meant when he was asked about his style in an interview with Le Monde, the PMS said that he had meant, "I get on with the job". original source.
MPs’ Expenses
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked if the Prime Minister was happy that the case had gone to the High Court, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was happy to have his expenses published but that these matters were being dealt with by the House...
President Sarkozy
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Put that there was nothing political happening today and that all the political discussions would take place tomorrow, the PMS said that that was correct.Asked for an idea of what was happening tomorrow, the PMS...
Planes
seen at 11:34, 27 March in Downing Street Says (Our copy).
Asked what sort of plane the Prime Minister was getting, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Written Statement, which we had answered today, made it clear that whereas previously the recommendation...
Afternoon press briefing from 26 March 2008
seen at 11:33, 27 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Briefing from the Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Planes, President Sarkozy, MPs' Expenses and Misc
PM backs net safety report
seen at 11:33, 27 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
Children should be given more supervision in the digital world according to a report commissioned by the Prime Minister.
Society: Marriages
seen at 11:33, 27 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
4% fall in UK marriages
Economy: Investment
seen at 11:33, 27 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
Institutional net investment £11.3bn
Economy: Business Investment
seen at 11:33, 27 March in Latest UK National Statistics releases (Our copy).
1.8% rise in fourth quarter 2007
Government commits to delivering byron recommendations
seen at 11:27, 27 March in Department for Culture, Media and Sport News - national (Our copy).
Joint DCMS/DCSF Press Release
Uk on track to meet kyoto targets as emissions continue to fall
seen at 11:27, 27 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today said that the UK is making progress on cutting Greenhouse Gas emissions, but there is still much work to do.
Uk climate change sustainable development indicator: 2007 greenhouse gas emissions, provisional figures
seen at 11:27, 27 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
Defra today publishes provisional 2007 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions.
Nhs referral to treatment (rtt) times data - january 2008
seen at 11:26, 27 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
STATISTICAL PRESS NOTICE
'...unite Yorkshire as a county and to get rid of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and the Humberside to form as one big county, just like it used to be.' -- Ed Farrington
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
In the 1970's, the British Government divided Yorkshire into 4 sectors....
'...Save and preserve the Goodyears Chimney in Wolverhampton' -- Pooja Sharma
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Save and preserve the Goodyears Chimney in Wolverhampton. A landmark of the...
'...Award the Victoria Cross to all living and dead British and Commonwealth fighter pilots of RAF Fighter Command who fought in the Battle of Britiain' -- Ian Roberts
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It is high time that these Brave Men received the Commonwealths highest...
'...abandon proposals to use part of the existing broadcast spectrum for a dedicated local TV channel on the current standard definition Freeview, instead of introducing new High Definition services.' -- John Buttress
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
120 MP's have backed an Early Day Motion to turn over specturm space on the...
'...extend parental to cover children up to 16 years old' -- pauline forrester
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
currently parental leave only applies to children under 5 years old. This...
'...Create an agency that Licences Social Workers in a similar way as doctors are licensed by the GMC' -- T.Bousfield
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Social services have a poor reputation in the UK that is well deserved....
'...Change Car Boot Law Town And Country Order 1995 Article 3 Schedule 2 Part 4 GDPO' -- Nigel Caine
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Car Boot Markets are allowed to operate on'ONE'site only, upto 14 days per...
'...Take note of the violence which Christians are subject to in Islamic countries by Muslim extremists and make protest to the authorities in those countries.' -- Patrick ONeill
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
'...Take note of the violence which Christians are subject to in Islamic countries by Muslim extremists and make protest to the authorities in those countries.' -- Patrick ONeill
'...prevent the release of Ancient Woodland for sale by the Forestry Commission thus allowing developers Larkfleet Homes to build an unwanted western route relief road, severing the special relationship Bourne has with its woodland.' -- Peter Hallam
seen at 11:15, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The Forestry Commission have negotiated in secret with Larkfleet Homes; this...
Oft accepts undertakings from micro bill systems ltd
seen at 11:14, 27 March in Office of Fair Trading News - national (Our copy).
Micro Bill Systems Ltd and directors Ashley Bateup and Mark Webb have given undertakings to the OFT following numerous complaints about the appearance of 'pop-up' notices demanding payment for membership of adult...
Publication of the finance bill
seen at 11:11, 27 March in Treasury News - national (Our copy).
In his Budget statement, the Chancellor set out measures to deliver the Government's objectives of building a strong economy and a fair society, where there is opportunity and security for all. Finance Bill 2008...
Scottish Agriculture - Output, Input and Income Statistics
seen at 11:10, 27 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Scottish Agriculture Output, Input and Income Statistics
Infrastructure Investment Plan 2008
seen at 11:09, 27 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
Infrastructure Investment Plan 2008
Benefits: Fraud (Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:09, 27 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.

On behalf of my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for...

Defra: Laboratory Strategy (Lord Rooker, Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
seen at 11:09, 27 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I made a Written Statement on 20 June 2006 (Official Report, col. WS 41) on Defra's laboratory strategy. I am now able to announce the decision on the future of Defra's Central Science Agency (CSL). I am also...

DEFRA's Central Science Laboratory and Pesticides Safety (Jonathan R Shaw, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
seen at 11:09, 27 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

My hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr. Bradshaw) made a written statement on 20 June 2006, Official Report, column 91WS on DEFRA's Laboratory Strategy. I am now able to announce the decision on the future ...

Food from Britain (Hilary Benn, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
seen at 11:09, 27 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

In reaching decisions on allocations to individual budgets arising out of DEFRA's CSR settlement it has been decided to reduce the amount of grant-in-aid available to Food from Britain (FFB) for 2008-09 to &#...

Royal and Ministerial Air Travel (Jim Fitzpatrick, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport)
seen at 11:09, 27 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

Every year members of the royal family and senior Government Ministers undertake a number of journeys to fulfil a wide range of important public engagements and other essential commitments. The large majority...

Luton Borough Council (Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report) (James Plaskitt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:09, 27 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

On behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the BFI inspection report on Luton borough council was published today. Copies will be placed in the Library of the House.

'...raise the 'approved mileage allowance payment' for volunteer drivers from 40p a mile, an amount which was set in April 2002.' -- Judy Byrom
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Volunteer drivers who use their own cars to enable elderly and disabled...
'...bring back free companion bus travel for disabled people' -- Rebecca Roberts
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
As of 1st April 2008, disabled people will no longer be able to have their...
'...Prevent the approval of the the proposed minerals extraction site at East Winch, Norfolk known as MIN40.' -- Jonathan Booty
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
WWB Minerals are seeking planning permission for a quarry on land to the...
'...That a £10 yearly fee be introduced to subside consessionary fares paid to local councils' -- Michael Furn
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
By paying the £10, where at the moment connnsessions are subsidised from...
'...Provide a national public transport discount card for housholds without a car.' -- David Bailey
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
If this government is really serious about getting people to give up their...
'...ban the armed services from recruiting in schools and to raise the minimum recruitment age to 21.' -- Ben Parish
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The NUT recently decide to boycott Army recruitment in schools. The MOD...
'...Raise the minimum drinking age at home to 16 EVERYWHERE, not leaving it at 5 years old.' -- Richard Valvona
seen at 10:09, 27 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The minumum drinking age at home should be raised from 5 to 16 at least so...
Mod statement: house of commons defence committee report into defence equipment 2008
seen at 04:17, 27 March in Ministry of Defence News - national (Our copy).
Commenting on today's report by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee into Defence Equipment 2008, the Minister for Defence Equipment & Support, Baroness Taylor, said:
Injustice in residential care: a joint report by the local government ombudsman and the health service ombudsman for england.
seen at 04:10, 27 March in Health Service Commissioner (OMBUDSMAN) News - national (Our copy).
Ombudsmen find Council and Health Trust failed to provide acceptable standard of care for man with severe learning disabilities