Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  "Our abstention does not change our long-standing position on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" – (Hugo Swire offers condolences for Haryana train crash ~ MoD hackathon to mine the Deep Web ~ FCO:  UK sets out Human Rights Council priorities in Geneva ~ Hugo Swire's address to the Human Rights Council in Geneva ~ International Day of Democracy: New UK legal expertise fund and Magna Carta global tour ~ Continued UK Commitment to Women, Peace and Security ~ FCO:  "The comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran is in all our interests" ~ UK hopes for inclusive resolution for Nepal ~ FCO:  UK-China People to People talks set vision for State Visit)

DIFD:  Chancellor to waive VAT on Syria charity single – (DIFD:  Young people to be part of UK official delegation at historic UN meeting for the first time ~ PM sees first hand how UK aid is helping most vulnerable Syrian refugees ~ UK doubles education support for refugees in Lebanon over next 3 years ~ Kenya’s Economic Take-Off and How the UK Can Support It ~ DIFD:  Ebola heroes recognised with parliamentary march ~ DIFD:  Malaria death rates drop by 60%)

10DS:  Landmark devolution bids submitted from right across the country – (10DS:  PM’s statement in Lebanon ~ PM's Extremism Taskforce: tackling extremism in universities and colleges top of the agenda)

Cabinet Office:  New government facilities management contract to save £4.8 for taxpayers

HM Treasury:  Landmark devolution bids submitted from right across the country – (HMT:  Economic Secretary to the Treasury announces next steps for Pension Wise ~ HMT:  Government invests £350m to create world-class public health labs in Harlow)

Defra:  Government launches air quality consultation – (Reviving Victorian traditions: how we are protecting our Great British delicacies)

Home Office:  Statement to Parliament: Home Secretary's update on the migration situation in Europe and the Middle East ~ LGA responds to Home Secretary's statement on refugee crisis  - (Home Office:  New measures will make it tougher than ever before to live illegally in the UK)

DH:  From 2020, people with suspected cancer will be diagnosed faster – (PHE:  England has the potential to have the lowest disease burden in the world ~ DH:  Tackling unwarranted variation in healthcare across the NHS)

DfE:  Impact of smartphones on behaviour in lessons to be reviewed – (UK-China education partnership reaches new heights)

CLG:  Rosh Hashanah: Greg Clark's message – (Brandon Lewis launches expert panel to speed up development ~ Ministers pave way for major Croydon revamp ~ Right to Buy creates nearly 40,000 new homeowners)

DCMS:  Independent review into how the BBC is governed & regulated – (UK and China sign MoUs on sport, libraries, fashion & tourism)

DWP:  Employment Minister - ‘recruitment diversity holds key to unlocking skills gap’ – (DWP:  Ministers highlight ‘inexcusable’ lack of disabled access at some sports clubs & venues ~ EHRC:  Access to Premier League football grounds for disabled fans)

HMRC:  The Scottish rate of Income Tax

ScotGov:  National drive to tackle fuel poverty – (ScotGov:  £1.3m extra employment support ~ ScotGov:  Tackling child poverty ~ ScotGov:  Spotting the signs of domestic abuse ~ Medics Against Violence: Domestic Abuse Initiative ~ Medics Against Violence ~ ScotGov:  Future prosperity of the North Sea ~ ScotGov:  New national events strategy ~ ScotGov:  Parliament debates Scotland’s Future ~ Council Tax Reduction for over half a million Scots ~ ScotGov:  Action to reduce reoffending ~ ScotGov:  Supporting local produce ~ ScotGov:  Scotland Bill ‘must be rectified’ ~ Push to increase women in science ~ ScotGov:  Proposals will discriminate against migrants ~ Independent review for planning in Scotland)

WAG:  Minister accuses DECC of pulling the plug on clean energy – (Welsh Government to invest £6.7m in new ambulances)

NIA:  Committee Condemns Previous Minister and Department Over Belfast Rapid Transit Failures

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