General Reports and Other Publications

PC&PE: In a new report, the Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) concludes, despite the positive steps implemented by the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, there remain issues & concerns about the way government statistics are produced & disseminated, which remain a genuine risk to public confidence in the statistical system and must be addressed. 
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PC&PE: The Public Accounts Committee has published a Report which, on the basis of evidence from the Department for Transport, examined the cancellation of the InterCity West Coast franchise competition.
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FSA: A report, published by the Food Standards Agency in Scotland, has recommended that the use of livestock feed additives & cattle vaccines should be investigated for the control of E.coli O157 on UK farms.
 
E.coli O157 is a serious gastrointestinal pathogen which can be transmitted from cattle faeces to humans via the environment or through the food chain.  A literature review identified 3 control strategies which had been shown to reduce the prevalence and/or shedding of E.coli O157 by infected cattle.
Press release ~ Feasibility of introducing methods, in the UK, for reducing shedding of E. coli O157 in cattle
 
HL: A new system regulating private landlords is just one of a basket of measures being called for to help end homelessness in England. With the latest Government figures showing an 11% rise in the number of homeless people, the umbrella body Homeless Link has mapped out steps that need to be taken to prevent & tackle homelessness against a backdrop of service cuts & welfare reform. 

‘A place to call your home’, launched in Parliament last week, sets out measures that need to be taken over the next 3, 5 & 10 years.
Press release ~ A Place to Call Your Home
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