Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Minister condemns human rights abuses in Syria – (Minister for Europe calls for lasting ceasefire in Ukraine ~ Hugo Swire looks forward to Burmese elections as campaign gets underway ~ FCO:  You’re invited: why Indians should visit Britain ~ Opening Statement at Technical Meeting on the Elephant Protection Initiative ~ Sir Eric Pickles announced as UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues)

DIFD:  Syria refugees: UK government response – (DIFD:  Syria: refugees & counter-terrorism - Prime Minister's statement ~ RFA Lyme Bay receives praise from High Commissioner for Dominica Aid)

Home Office:  Syria refugees: UK government response

HM Treasury:  Chancellor announces Autumn Statement forecast alongside Spending Review – (HMT:  Chancellor: Employers must not be held to ransom by unions so they can keep country working ~ HMT:  'We'll pull out all the stops to keep the UK a world-leading maritime centre', says Chief Secretary)

10DS:  Marking Her Majesty the Queen's longest reign: PM's tribute – (10DS:  Prime Minister Netanyahu visit to Downing Street ~ 10DS:  Downing Street statement on Northern Ireland ~ Prime Minister:  My vision for a smarter state)

Cabinet Office:  New contracts anticipated to save over £50m on government travel & venue hire

Home Secretary's Police Superintendents 2015 speech – (HO:  Police volunteers & staff powers consultation launched ~ HO:  Proposals for further emergency services collaboration announced)

CLG:  Brandon Lewis calls on youngsters to build a career in construction – (CLG:  Run your local with £1.5m Pub Loan Fund ~ CLG:  Landmark devolution bids submitted from right across the country ~ CLG:  Ministerial Committee for Syrian Refugees)

DfE:  Run-down schools in England get £160m facelift – (DfE:  Nick Gibb: the importance of the teaching profession ~ DfE:  Hundreds of schools sign up for first ever national safety tool ~ DfE:  Have your say on the future of teachers’ professional development ~ DfE:  Summer-born children to get the right to start school later ~ 'Most run-down school in country' gets £7m facelift ~ DfE:  GCSE & A level subject content consultation ~ DfE:  Ofqual launches further consultation on reformed qualifications for 2017 ~ DfE:  Nicky Morgan launches rugby character drive with Saracens FC)

DH:   Government to review NHS funding of nursing in care homes

BIS:  Business Secretary calls on universities to tackle violence against women on campus – (BIS:  Major maritime report launched as London International Shipping Week gets underway ~ BIS:  Universities Minister demands better value for money for students)

DECC:  Further action taken to prevent energy bills rising

Defra:  Environment Secretary announces measures to support British farmers – (£5m to fund innovative projects for farmers & foresters)

MoJ:  Education in prison

DfT:  Rail Minister renews pledge to tackle overcrowding on trains – (DfT:  £5m greener bus fund announced to tackle air pollution ~ DfT:  Buses form the backbone of our local transport network ~ DfT:  New proposals for Isle of Wight rail services announced)

ScotGov:  Shared vision to drive Scottish business forward – (ScotGov:  £400,000 to support Scotland’s young people ~ ScotGov:  Forfar Bridie recognition bid ~ ScotGov:  Initial £1m to support humanitarian taskforce ~ ScotGov:  New measures to support victims & witnesses ~ ScotGov:  Public ‘must help keep children safe’ ~ ScotGov:  Taking action on disability ~ ScotGov:  Building on strong foundations ~ ScotGov:  More support for kinship carers ~ ScotGov:  UK should opt in to EU Refugee Scheme ~ ScotGov:  Supporting Scots ~ ScotGov:  £1.85m extra support for sexual abuse victims)

WAG:  New deadline for people to claim for their care being funded by the Welsh NHS – (WAG:  Plans for all-Wales library card to improve access and save money ~ New qualifications launched in a historic term for Welsh learners ~ WAG:  Minister agrees £8.4m funding investment deal to boost Wales’ science, innovation & technology sectors ~ First Minister challenges UK Government over Trade Union Bill ~ WAG:  New £17m project to grow world-class scientific research in Wales ~ Bright future for adoption & fostering services in Wales ~ Part-time 20mph speed limits for Welsh schools)

NIA:  Integrated approach crucial for future economic development

Northern Ireland Office - Talks begin at Stormont House

New Ways to Engage: The Potential of Voice Technology in the Public Sector