Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FOC:  Minister for North Africa statement on human rights organisations in Egypt – (FS attends EU Foreign Affairs Council ~ FCO:  Japanese Olympic Minister meets UK experts ~ FS Boris Johnson visits India ~ FCO:  Minister for the Middle East visits Iran ~ FCO:  Baroness Anelay welcomes new UNSC members ~ FCO:  "These actions show that Iran chooses to complicate, not extinguish, a conflict that has persisted for far too long." ~ Foreign Secretary congratulates new Gambian president ~ FS to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma)

10DS:  The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech – (10DS:  I want an exit that will work for all of us: article by Theresa May)

DCMS:  New round of Life Chances Fund opens for projects supporting Early Years & young people

CLG:  Grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets

DfE:  Education Secretary announces 6 new opportunity areas ~ Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield responds to announcement of new educational Opportunity Areas ~ DfE:  Justine Greening: Education at the core of social mobility ~ DfE:  Thousands of apprentices set to transform the public sector)

HMT:  Financial Secretary - "a tax system that works for individuals and businesses alike is steady, measured and consultative" ~ IFS:  Use new Budget as a springboard for wider tax policy reform

DfT:  New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released

DWP:  Third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy announced

ScotGov:  Scottish Flexibilities for Universal Credit – (ScotGov:  Brexit risk to research ~ ScotGov:  Climate change action ~ ScotGov:  Tackling climate change ~ ScotGov:  Scottish Parliament welcomes Scottish Government paper ~ ScotGov:  Early years workforce expansion ~ ScotGov: Combating food poverty ~ ScotGov:  Jobcentre Plus clarity needed ~ ScotGov:  JMC meeting on Brexit ~ ScotGov:  New conservation measures)

WAG introduces Bill to challenge UK Government’s “damaging and divisive” Trade Union Act – (WAG:  Carl Sargeant announces extension to PaCE programme ~ WAG:  Education Secretary on fact-finding mission to Finland ~ WAG:  Deeside Corridor consultation to start in March ~ WAG:  Kirsty Williams congratulates pupils sitting new GCSE maths exams)

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