Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Baroness Anelay visits Colombia and Panama – (FCO:  Philip Hammond: UK supports Libyan Government of National Accord ~ Minister for Europe sends condolences following Rostov air crash ~ Foreign Secretary denounces Russia’s continued illegal annexation of Crimea ~ FCO:  Travel advice consultation launched ~ FCO:  Completion of UK-Sudan strategic dialogue, 20-21 March ~ FCO:  Baroness Anelay & Angelina Jolie Pitt statement on ICC verdict ~ FCO:  "Bringing peace to the Great Lakes area has been one of the most difficult challenges faced by this Council." ~ FS statement on FAC report on UK’s role in war against Daesh (ISIL) ~ UK provides additional funding for Lebanese Security Forces ~ FCO:  UK submits response to UN Working Group on Assange case)

DIFD:  Sport Relief 2016 – (DIFD:  Nepal Girl Summit)

10DS:  PM Commons statement on European Council meeting on migration: 21 March 2016 – (PM: Pub opening hours to be extended in honour of Queen’s 90th birthday)

HM Treasury:  New National Infrastructure Delivery Plan gets Britain building

HM Treasury:  New charter to link City bonuses to the appointment of senior women ~ EHRC:  Inquiry warns ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ variation in progress for women on boards in FTSE companies ~ TUC: Ministers must do more to get women on boards

BIS:  Business Minister Anna Soubry urges Trading Standards crackdown on laser pens – (BIS:  Business Secretary selects 5 pilot areas for UK's first Innovation Audits)

Cabinet Office:  New National Cyber Security Centre set to bring UK expertise together – (CO:  New review launches to unlock potential of mission-led businesses ~ CO:  New partnership with Oxford University to revolutionise delivery of public services ~ CO:  New measures announced to improve social mobility in the workplace)

Home Office:  Modern crime prevention strategy ~ HO:  Government & major retailers unite to tackle knife crime

– (HO:  Baroness Shields opens the 2016 International Crime and Policing Conference ~ HO:  WePROTECT: fighting online child sexual exploitation ~ HO:  Home Secretary on the Brussels terror attacks)

DfT:  3-hour Scotland to London rail journeys on track – (DfT:  £38m fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars)

DCMS:  Chinese summit looks to unlock investment for Northern Powerhouse – (DCMS:  Culture at the heart of our communities ~ DCMS:  Ed Vaizey Culture White Paper launch ~ £4m of new funding for English museums & galleries delivered through joint-fund)

Defra:  New Plan for National Parks gives every schoolchild a chance to visit

ScotGov:  Making colleges even better – (ScotGov:  Leading the field ~ ScotGov:  Community right to buy ~ ScotGov:  Call for stronger powers on crime cash ~ Scotland to lead way in fairer working ~ ScotGov:  Furthering children’s rights ~ ScotGov:  £14m to help thousands heat homes ~ Transport Minister launches Scotland's rail freight strategy ~ ScotGov:  £315m City Deal for Inverness ~ ScotGov:  Income tax rates to be frozen ~ ScotGov:  A duty of educational care ~ ScotGov:  Investment in employability)

WAG:  Step forward in securing major funding boost for Welsh tourism – (WAG:  New rules to ensure food takeaways promote food hygiene ratings on their leaflets ~ Welsh Government joins forces with TrustMark in campaign to protect against rogue traders ~ Updated Welsh language strategy launched ~ WAG:  Minister launches new vision for Initial Teacher Education in Wales ~ WAG:  Recycling ‘blueprint’ still the best option for waste collection ~ WAG:  £29m for transport schemes to boost the economy, road safety & active travel ~ WAG:  £12.8m to regenerate town centres & create jobs)

Wales Office:  Pembrokeshire is punching above its weight with a strong local economy

NIA:  Committee questions the benefits from Invest to Schemes

NIO:  Villiers signals fresh start for integrated education in Northern Ireland

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