ScotGov: The 2006-07 annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services Jeff Ord shows the number of fatalities from fires was 45 - down from 61 the year before.
Scotland's Fire & Rescue Services introduced a risk-based approach to all aspects of service delivery in 2005. Each authority produced Integrated Risk Management Plans to ensure prevention is given greater priority and resources are used to best effect. This is the second year of reporting the effectiveness of IRMPs.
Press release ~ Scotland's Fire & Rescue Services Annual report ~ HM Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland ~ Scottish Fire Services College
SOCA: The first Annual Report on the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime highlights substantial progress since Sir Stephen Lander's review of the regime of March 2006. The regime is a central plank in the UK's efforts against money laundering & terrorist financing and the publication of an annual report to Ministers on its operation was a recommendation of Sir Stephen's review.
The key planned mechanism for delivering future improvements in the regime will be the SARs Transformation Project. This will bring significant change to the technology underlying SARs and the surrounding business processes in the medium term, through IT enabled business change.
Press release ~ Sir Stephen Lander's review ~ The Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Review 2007 ~ Closed consultation - Tackling money laundering: suspicious activity reports
DH: The Fifteenth Annual Report of the National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit has been published and it outlines the Unit's work in the clinical surveillance of variant (vCJD), sporadic and iatrogenic CJD.