What’s new from Westminster, Holyrood and Brussels
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2008/09 [HC 11] – The report summarises the findings from the inspections and regulatory activity in 2008/09 in all the areas of their remit. For each sector, it set out an overview of the quality of provision and of the progress and experience of the learners and children concerned.
Combating Climate Change (National Assessment of UK Forestry and Climate Change Steering Group) – A Role For UK Forests: Main Report – An Assessment of The Potential of The UK’s Trees and Woodlands to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
A review of corporate governance in UK banks and other financial industry entities: Final recommendations 26 November 2009 – Walker Review of Corporate Governance of UK Banking Industry – HM Treasury
Review of financial support for Members of the House of Lords (Cm 7746) – Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB): The SSRB review was formally commissioned by the Prime Minister, following the decision of the House of Lords’ House Committee to seek an independent, external review of the system of financial support for Members.
Scotland’s future in the UK: Government’s White Paper on plans for further devolution in Scotland (Cm 7738)- White Paper develops the recommendations of the report from the Commission on Scottish Devolution, published earlier this year and the proposals of a cross-party group made up of members of both the Commons and the Scottish Parliament.
Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls (Home Office) – Strategy signals a new focus on preventing violence from happening. From 2011, preventing violence in relationships will be included in personal, social, health and economic education in schools. This will ensure that attitudes which condone and perpetuate violence against women are addressed before they become entrenched in young people.
Transport Statistics: Great Britain – 2009 (Dept of Transport) – 35th edition of this annual publication and contains a wide range of transport statistics
An uncertain mix: equality and Scottish devolution – Equality and Human Rights Commission – research suggests that the Scottish Parliament’s impact in tackling inequality over the last ten years, while positive, has been limited.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Priorities for action (Dept. Children,Schools & Families) – document highlights the progress the Government has made in its commitment to priority areas of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and sets out future plans.
Working Together, Achieving More (Dept. Children, Schools & Families- document outlines the Government’s plans to make England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the best place for all children and young people to live. It describes the commitment to working progressively towards implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Behaviour in Scottish schools 2009 – full report of the study aiming to provide clear information on the nature and extent of behaviour in publicly funded schools
Destinations of leavers from Scottish schools: 2008-09 – national and local authority level information on the destinations of leavers from publicly funded Scottish secondary schools
Domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2007-08 – Statistical Bulletin Crime and Justice Series
Free personal and nursing care, Scotland, 2007-08 – latest national figures for free personal care and free nursing care which was introduced in July 2002
HIV action plan in Scotland: December 2009 to March 2014 – there has been a substantial rise in the number of HIV cases in recent years, so this action plan aims to reduce transmission and undiagnosed infection
Parliamentary pay and expenses (SPICe Briefing 09-83) – an outline of the system of pay and expenses in the Scottish Parliament
People and communities – taking forward our National Conversation – paper focussing on health, housing, law and order, transport and childrens issues
Review of fixed penalty notices (FPN’s) for Antisocial Behaviour – looks at the impact of FPN’s and the recommendations for future changes to the system
Employment in Europe 2009
Employment crisis, trends, policy responses and key actions – European Commission background paper to the EPSO Council (COM (2009) 649 final)
Key messages from the Employment in Europe 2009 report – Communication from the Commission (COM (2009) 639 final)
Progress towards the Lisbon ojectives in education and training – Indicators and benchmarks 2009 – Commission Staff Working Document (SEC (2009) 1616) – sixth annual report under the Education and Training 2010 Work Programme, the purpose of which is to inform and provide strategic guidance for education policy co-operation at European level
She figures 2009 - Statistics and indicators on gender equality in science, European Commission
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