Government defeated three times over church gay plan – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in bills, Church of England, equality, homosexuality, news by sally

“The government has suffered three House of Lords defeats over moves churches said would prevent them denying jobs to gay people and transsexuals.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010

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Equality bill: churches and campaigners demand clarity on religion’s exemption – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in bills, Church of England, equality, news by sally

“The government is facing allegations of duplicity over changes to the equality bill after a leaked document showed conflicting statements about the position of churches and other religious organisations.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2010

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Do you know the hidden agenda of the Equality Bill? – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 21st, 2010 in bills, employment, equality, news by sally

“OPINION: Employment lawyers and HR professionals would be well advised to keep a close eye on the progress of the Equality Bill, currently being debated in the House of Lords. Initially intended as a legislative sweep-up, it now proposes major policy changes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Peer drops damages-quantification amendment to digital bill – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 15th, 2010 in bills, copyright, damages, internet, news by sally

“A Conservative peer who had proposed forcing copyright holders to detail the exact damage they suffered when trying to force alleged infringers off the internet will drop the plan. Lord Lucas told OUT-LAW Radio that he would ‘not pursue’ the proposal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Ministers offer concessions on copyright changes – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2010 in bills, copyright, internet, news by sally

“Ministers have given a concession over what critics claimed were ‘draconian’ powers which would enable them to crack down on online copyright infringement.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2010

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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 21st, 2009 in bills, insurance, press releases, third parties by sally

“This Bill implements Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission recommendations about the rights of a third party to claim directly against an insurer.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

MPs lobby to exclude solicitors from asbestos compensation scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 10th, 2009 in bills, compensation, industrial injuries, news, solicitors by sally

“MPs are lobbying prime minister Gordon Brown to exclude solicitors from any government-run scheme to compensate workers for asbestos-related pleural plaques.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government response to Joint Committee report on Draft Bribery Bill – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 26th, 2009 in bills, bribery, press releases by sally

“The government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations of the Joint Committee Report on the Draft Bribery Bill.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

MPs’ expenses and allowances: new Parliamentary Standards Bill introduced – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 24th, 2009 in bills, expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The old system of MPs’ self regulation is to end and a new system of robust, independent and transparent statutory regulation will be brought forward in urgent legislation introduced to Parliament today by Harriet Harman and Jack Straw.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Royal Mail partial sell-off Bill published – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2009 in bills, news, postal service by sally

“The Government today pressed ahead with its controversial plans to part-privatise the Royal Mail but tried to head off growing criticism by pledging to enshrine in law that the organisation would remain publicly owned.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2009

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Banks rescue bill set to become law – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2009 in banking, bills, news by sally

“A ‘ping-pong’ between the two Houses of Parliament was avoided today, when peers accepted a Commons change to the Banking Bill, which now goes for Royal Assent.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2009

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Putting people first – Home Office

Posted December 19th, 2008 in bills, police, press releases by sally

“The new policing and crime bill is designed to keep you safer and to increase police accountability.”

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Home Office, 18th December 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Bill – UK Border Agency

Posted December 4th, 2008 in bills, citizenship, immigration, press releases by sally

“A bill will be brought forward to strengthen border controls, by bringing together customs and immigration powers, and to ensure that newcomers to the United Kingdom earn the right to stay”

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UK Border Agency, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Full text of the Queen’s speech – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2008 in bills, parliament, speeches by sally

Here is a full transcript of the Queen’s Speech:

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The Independent, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Government to unveil legislation plans in Queen’s Speech – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2008 in bills, news, parliament by sally

“Government plans to reform banking, welfare and policing are set to be outlined in the Queen’s Speech.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2008

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Peers win concession on offset limits in climate bill – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2008 in bills, climate change, emissions trading, environmental protection, news by sally

“The government last night moved to tighten its commitment to the 80% reduction of carbon emissions by the year 2050, introducing a safeguard that a limit be placed on reductions achieved by buying international offsetting credits.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2008

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Witness anonymity bill is passed – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2008 in anonymity, bills, news, witnesses by sally

“Emergency legislation to allow witnesses in sensitive criminal trials to give evidence anonymously has cleared Parliament.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2008

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Q&A: Equality Bill – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2008 in bills, equality, news by sally

“The government has announced a new equality bill aimed at tackling ‘entrenched discrimination’ in the workplace and beyond. The bill replaces more than 100 separate pieces of legislation covering race, disability and gender equality.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2008

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Planning Bill concessions offered – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2008 in bills, news, planning by sally

“Ministers have reached an agreement with one of the main Labour rebels over the Planning Bill, undermining a potentially damaging Commons defeat.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2008

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UK bill to set carbon targets clears first hurdle – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in bills, carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, emissions trading, news by sally

“The UK government’s groundbreaking bill to combat climate change cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons last night.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk