Archive for October, 2010

Gov Written Answer – #wco Family Courts (Justice: Family Courts)

28/10/2010

Lopresti, Jack raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Family Courts; Equality; Justice; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to review his Department’s policy on the (a) granting of parental access to children and (b) interviewing of young children in the family court process.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-26a.19062.h

Published: 26/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Family Courts (Justice: Family Courts)

28/10/2010

Barclay, Stephen raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of enforcement of family court orders.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-26a.19789.h

Published: 26/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Early Day Motion (EDM) – #wco Democracy (EDM 0852: BINDING LOCAL REFERENDUMS)

26/10/2010

Goldsmith, Zac raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Legislation; LocalGov; Scrutiny

That this House welcomes the Coalition Agreement commitment to give residents the power to instigate local referendums; believes that this proposal should be strengthened as an extension of direct democracy and to shorten the distance between people and power; welcomes the provisions of the Local Referendums Bill that would enable residents to trigger referendums on any local issue and ensure that the results are binding; and urges the Government to incorporate these provisions into the Localism Bill as part of its commitment to put power in the hands of communities and individuals.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=41831&SESSION=905

Published: 18/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco CMEC-CSA (Work & Pensions: Children: Maintenance)

26/10/2010

Smith, Nick raised an interesting point.

Subjects: CMEC-CSA; Money

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many children the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has collected maintenance payments through (a) the statutory arrangement and (b) private arrangements since 1 April 2010.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Miller, Maria Geraghty, Stephen

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-25a.16097.h

Published: 25/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Education (Education: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)

26/10/2010

Lucas, Caroline raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Education; Legislation

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what programmes and projects his Department has funded to raise public awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the last five years.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Teather, Sarah

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-25a.17433.h

Published: 25/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legislation (Justice: Convention on the Rights of a Child)

26/10/2010

Bottomley, Peter raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legislation; Family Courts

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Commission on a British Bill of Rights will consider the extent to which children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of a Child are protected in UK law.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Clarke, Kenneth

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-25a.18584.h

Published: 25/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Money (Work & Pensions: Fraud & Error (Benefits System))

21/10/2010

Duncan Smith, Iain raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Money; CMEC-CSA; Scrutiny

I am today publishing “Tackling fraud and error in the benefit and tax credits systems” a new joint DWP and HMRC strategy. This will be followed by a wider cross-government approach to tackling fraud, error and debt collection across the rest of the public sector being led by the Minister for the Cabinet Office. This strategy contains proposals to reduce significantly the level of fraud and error in the welfare system. It contains measures to prevent fraud and error from the outset of any claim; root out and correct mistakes where they do happen; deliver tough punishments for those who defraud the system; and deter those who would try to abuse the system in future. …

Comment by #wco:
“All financial information should be shared between all relevant agencies (both central and local) to eliminate errors and inconsistencies. In addition, this would provide the basis for correct assessment of universal benefit payments in the future.

We would strongly suggest the concept of “Circumstance Payments” that would replace all current benefits. The idea of “Income Based” or “Contribution Based” should disappear, along with “Passport Benefits”. Additional help (eg free prescriptions etc) would be granted based on the total household income rather than what type of benefit received.”

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-10-18a.48WS.4

Published: 18/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Family Courts (Justice: Family Courts: Part 2 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010)

21/10/2010

Loughton, Tim raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Family Courts; Justice; Equality; Legislation; NRP Rights

The Under-Secretary of State for Education, the Minister with responsibility for children and families, my hon. Friend Tim Loughton and I wish to make the following statement to the House about part 2 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010. …

Comment by #wco:
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Other Contacts: Djanogly, Jonathan

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-10-11a.7WS.4

http://www.justice.gov.uk/reviews/family-justice-intro.htm

Published: 11/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Justice (House of Lords: Courts Service and Tribunals Service)

21/10/2010

Clarke, Kenneth raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Legislation; Scrutiny

I am announcing today proposals to bring the tribunals judiciary in England and Wales under the overall leadership of the Lord Chief Justice. The changes require primary legislation and I hope to include them in a Bill as soon as parliamentary time allows. …

Comment by #wco:
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Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-10-05a.2.0

Published: 05/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco SocialWorkers (Education: Children: Protection)

21/10/2010

Trickett, Jon raised an interesting point.

Subjects: SocialWorkers; Childcare; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future provision of child protection services previously provided through the Government Office Network; and what assessment he has made of the likely effects on child protection services of the closure of that Network.

Comment by #wco:
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Other Contacts: Loughton, Tim

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-10-20a.16420.h

Published: 20/10/2010 00:00:00
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