Sanitary Products, Organised Crime and Childhood Obesity- Newly published Official Publications 04/06/18

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Lords Library: The Queen's Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Lords Library: The Queen’s Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) 2018. “This updated and strengthened CONTEST strategy reflects the findings of a fundamental review of all aspects of counter-terrorism, [explaning] how the UK will react to terrorist threats or emergencies” (All CONTEST documents)

Childhood Obesity: Time for Action. The 8th Report of the Health and Social Care Committee. “Current estimates suggest that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese in the UK and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer.”

Public ownership of industries and services. “Since the late 1980s, the private sector has owned and run the majority of industries and utilities in the UK. But this situation has been debated by all political parties in recent years: the Coalition Government’s Big Society ambition included the aim of increasing the public’s role in running utilities; the Labour Party’s 2017 General Election manifesto stated that a Labour Government would “bring key utilities back into public ownership”; and the prospect of Brexit has provoked more discussion around the role of the state in industries.”

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

Handbook on European data protection law: 2018 edition. This handbook is designed to familiarise legal practitioners not specialised in data protection with this emerging area of the law. It provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s applicable legal frameworks. It also explains key case law, summarising major rulings of both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, it presents hypothetical scenarios that serve as practical illustrations of the diverse issues encountered in this ever-evolving field

Recommendations for EU policy developments on the protection of minors in the digital age: in-depth analysis.This briefing paper provides information, analysis and recommendations regarding future EU policy developments on the protection of minors in the digital age to support the CULT Committee’s deliberations. Focusing on developments since 2012, it identifies recent policy developments at EU level, evaluates existing EU initiatives and instruments, and recommends further action at EU level.” (Click PDF icon for report)

North Korea’s nuclear summitry [What Think Tanks are thinking]. “The US President, Donald Trump, and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, are preparing for a high-stakes summit on the latter country’s nuclear programme. At the summit, due to take place on 12 June in Singapore, Trump is expected to press for denuclearisation of North Korea in exchange for easing economic sanctions and, possibly some aid. The main sticking point lies on the meaning the two countries attribute to the word ‘denuclearisation’. This note offers links to reports and commentaries from some major international think-tanks and research institutes on the North Korean nuclear programme. “

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Public perceptions of Organised Crime in Scotland. “This report presents the findings from a module of questions on organised crime, included in the winter 2017 wave of the Ipsos MORI Scottish Public Opinion Monitor.”

Contact between grandparents and their grandchildren. “This briefing aims to support MSPs with their constituency casework relating to contact between grandparents and their grandchildren. It outlines the current law relating to this topic in Scotland and some possible sources of support for grandparents.”

Access to Sanitary Products Aberdeen Pilot: Evaluation Report. “Access to sanitary products has been raised as a concern by campaigns and stakeholders. The issue has been approached from two main perspectives: concern about ‘period poverty’; or an equalities or human rights informed approach that argues that free sanitary products should be considered a right. The Scottish Government funded a six month pilot in Aberdeen between September 2017 and February 2018. It aimed to explore options for providing access to free sanitary products in ways that provide choice and respect dignity, and to better understand the circumstances people are in that mean they cannot access sanitary products. The pilot explored both targeted provision for those in low income households and provision open to all in educational settings. It also considered providing products directly and providing the means for participants to buy products themselves.”

Office for National Statistics

Internet users, UK: 2018 Statistical Bulletin (and Dataset). “Internet use in the UK annual estimates by age, sex, disability and geographical location.”

Labour disputes in the UK: 2017 (and Dataset). “Analysis of UK labour disputes in 2017, including working days lost, stoppages and workers involved.”

Employment level and rate by age and gender. “People are classed as ‘in employment’ (employee or self-employed) if they have done at least one hour of paid work in the week prior to their LFS interview. People who do unpaid work in a family business and people on Government-supported training and employment programmes are also included, in accordance with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention. The data used for this indicator is taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS).”

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