General Reports and Other Publications

IPCC: The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has accepted the findings of an independent review of its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg and will take action on all its recommendations.
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PC&PE: The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee calls on Parliament and Government to work together to develop agreed standards for making good legislation.
 
There has been repeated criticism in recent years from a variety of sources about both the quantity & quality of legislation.  The Committee’s inquiry into Ensuring standards in the quality of legislation has considered these criticisms, analysed the core problems & causes of bad quality legislation, and looked to provide solutions for both the Government & Parliament to improve the quality of legislation.
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NO: The Health Service Ombudsman has published a report which highlights service failure & lost opportunities to save the life of a young woman with physical & learning disabilities in 2009, which led to injustice for her family.
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Defra: A new report has been given strong backing from Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. The independent taskforce report on tree health & plant biosecurity, has made a number of recommendations on how the UK can fight tree & plant pests and diseases.
 
This year the Chelsea Flower Show hosted the 'Stop the Spread' show garden which was part funded by Defra and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).  The garden was designed to show the importance of taking action now to tackle damaging plant pests & diseases.
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PC&PE: In a report published last week, the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee says the voluntary code of practice for the dairy farming sector must be given a chance to work, but if tangible improvements in the current situation are not forthcoming, the Government must also be prepared to legislate.
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NLGN: The return of public health to local government is probably the biggest single transfer of new responsibilities for decades.  Many in the sector are justifiably excited by the change though analysts are already flagging emerging challenges.  

At this time of transition, the New Local Government Network presents a new essay collection of leading politicians from around the country reflecting on how they plan to approach their new duties.
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ACEEnvisioning the library of the future, a major research project undertaken over the past year, was published last week.  The research will help library staff, funders & users to better understand what libraries could & should look like in the future.
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The Golden Thread: A study of the contribution of the project profession to the UK’s economy