Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Gambian presidential elections – (FS to attend NATO meeting of Foreign Ministers ~ FCO:  "We had a chance today to help those people, to stop the bombing, to let aid in. We have once again failed, but we must keep trying until we succeed." ~ FCO:  Address for Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme Workshop: Indian Ocean ~ FCO:  JETCO 2016: Joint Statement Brazil - UK ~ FCO:  Gulf States agree action to tackle online child exploitation and modern slavery ~ FCO:  Cooperating partners in Zambia commit to ending Gender Based Violence ~ FCO:  "Cooperation with the ICTY by all States remains as important as ever.")

10DS:  PM seeks to turbo-charge trade between the UK and the Gulf – (10DS:  PM's speech to the Gulf Co-operation Council 2016)

DIFD:  UK to make disability a global priority – (DFID:  New UK support for people of Mosul as Iraq winter sets in ~ DIFD:  Joint statement on Aleppo: 7 December 2016)

Cabinet Office:  New standards in government grants – (Cabinet Office:  East London office hub announced as part of plans for a more modern Civil Service)

HMT:  Third ministerial meeting on the Welsh Government's new funding arrangements – (HMT:  UK infrastructure investment to reach record high ~ HMT:  Financial Secretary's remarks on the ninth edition of the Total Tax Contribution of UK Financial Services)

Home Office:  New protection for victims of 'stranger stalking'

MoJ:  'Turing's Law' extended to gay and bisexual men convicted in Northern Ireland

DCMS:  UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue – (DCMS:  UK-China ties flourish at 2016 High Level People to People Dialogue ~ DCMS:  Advisory Group launched to look at how individuals can make a social impact with their investments ~ DCMS:  Government makes it easier to crackdown on nuisance calls crooks)

DfE:  Education Secretary visits Blackpool on opportunity areas tour – (DfE:  Study reveals a quarter of schoolchildren hope to work in science)

DfT:  Rail reform - future of the rail network – (DfT:  Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway ~ DfT:  Government invests over £2.5m in new technologies & ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector)

Defra:  Food matters – (Defra:  New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu ~ ScotGov:  Avian Influenza protection measures ~ WAG:  Cabinet Secretary declares Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from Avian Flu in Europe)

DWP:  Recovery of overpaid benefits hits record high of £1bn

Government Equalities Office:  New website reveals Gender Pay Gap by profession

ScotGov:  Cut the transport worker abuse – (ScotGov:  Drink drive warning ~ ScotGov:  Fisheries talks conclude ~ ScotGov:  Smoking in cars with children ~ ScotGov:  Concerns remain over lack of clear Article 50 plan ~ ScotGov:  EU/Faroe fish deal)

CLG:  New national plan & funding brings bigger boost to estate regeneration

WAG:  “If Brexit is about “taking back control” then trying to override the British constitution is a bad start” – Counsel General for Wales ~ WAG:  Minister welcomes £10m investment in Cardiff University – (WAG:  Wales will have the courage to deliver national mission of education reform – Kirsty Williams ~ WAG:  “Far more than just a transport scheme” - FM makes the case for South Wales Metro on Brussels visit ~ WAG:  Environment Secretary sets out ambitions for Wales to become nation renowned for clean energy ~ WAG:  Carl Sargeant confirms continued support for Flying Start and Families First ~ WAG:  New plans to help keep people safe on nights out)

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales:  'Back Britain' as we approach Brexit, Davis tells business leaders – (Wales Office:  Cardiff University presented with first Regius Professorship in Wales(

NIA:  Committee welcomes decrease in Blue Badge backlog – (NIA:  Committee is determined that inquiry will get to the bottom of the RHI scheme ~  NIA:  Communities Committee Visits Local Homeless Projects)

BCS:  Innovative Computing Science resource to reach all NI primary schools

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