Archive for November, 2010

Gov Written Answer – #wco Justice (Education: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)

30/11/2010

Brooke, Annette raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Justice; Childcare; Equality; Family Courts; NRP Rights; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) if he will prepare an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in England;

(2) whether his Department has made specific budgetary provision for co-ordinating the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Comment by #wco: Ratified in Dec 1991, yet we still do not have enforceable children’s rights in Family Court.

As stated: In many jurisdictions, properly implementing the Convention requires an overhaul of child custody and guardianship laws, or, at the very least, a creative approach within the existing laws. The Convention acknowledges that every child has certain basic rights, including the right to life, his or her own name and identity, to be raised by his or her parents within a family or cultural grouping, and to have a relationship with both parents, even if they are separated.

Other Contacts: Teather, Sarah

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-25a.20263.h

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

Published: 25/11/2010 00:00:00
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Consultation – #wco Legal Aid (Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales)

30/11/2010

Clarke, Kenneth raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Democracy; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights; Scrutiny

This consultation seeks views on proposals for reform of legal aid in England and Wales. The proposals represent a radical, wide-ranging and ambitious programme of reform which aims to ensure that legal aid is targeted to those who need it most, for those cases in which legal advice or representation is justified.

This consultation is aimed at providers of publicly funded legal services and others with an interest in the justice system.

You are encouraged to use the online questionnaire to provide your response.

Comment by #wco: Another consultation needing the whole-hearted involvement of everyone having trouble with the current Family Law system

Other Contacts: legalaidreformmoj@justice.gsi.gov.uk

More information can be read at:
http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 15/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (House of Lords: Legal Aid)

30/11/2010

Lester, Anthony raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Equality; Family Courts; Justice; NRP Rights; Money

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the nature and extent of the impact of the reduction in eligibility for legal aid upon the practical enjoyment of the protection against unlawful discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act 2010.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: McNally, Tom

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-24a.347.6

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 24/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Legal Aid (House of Lords: Legal Aid)

30/11/2010

Taylor, John raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legal Aid; Family Courts; Equality; Justice; Money; NRP Rights

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of cuts on legal aid for civil causes.

Comment by #wco: potentially upto 1/2 million NRP’s being denied justice and equal contact with their child(ren) ..

( and “Yes” we are aware that’s scare-mongering, however it is possible within the figures given! )

Other Contacts: McNally, Tom

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-23a.308.0

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/legal-aid-reform-151110.htm

Published: 23/11/2010 00:00:00
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Legislation – #wco Legislation (Grandparents (Access Rights) Bill 2010-11)

24/11/2010

Percy, Andrew raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Legislation; Childcare; Equality; NRP Rights; Parenting

A Bill to give grandparents rights of access to their grandchildren in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/grandparentsaccessrights.html

Published: 23/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Education (Education: Children)

21/11/2010

Coffey, Ann raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Education; Childcare; Money; Parenting

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the uptake was of early education places for three and four-year-olds in each local authority by children of households in each (a) family income and (b) employment category in the latest period for which figures are available.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Teather, Sarah

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-18a.21426.h

Published: 18/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Education (Education: Children’s Workforce Development Council)

18/11/2010

Loughton, Tim raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Education;

The Department for Education is to cease funding work force development activity through the Children’s Workforce Development Council, and will bring CWDC’s ongoing core activities into the Department. …

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2010-11-16a.38WS.1

http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/

Published: 16/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Democracy (Prime Minister: Departmental Internet)

17/11/2010

Berger, Luciana raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny; Technology

To ask the Prime Minister by

(1) what mechanisms he is undertaking his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street;

(2) what representations he has received from (a) individual members of the public and (b) organisations on his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street;

(3) whether he plans to take steps to encourage members of the public and organisations to participate in his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Cameron, David

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-16a.24078.h

Published: 16/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco CMEC-CSA (Work & Pensions: Children: Maintenance)

16/11/2010

Sharma, Alok raised an interesting point.

Subjects: CMEC-CSA; Money; NRP Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in transferring clients of the Child Support Agency under the pre-2002 scheme to the current scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Miller, Maria Geraghty, Stephen

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-15a.23497.h

Published: 15/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco ContactPoint (Education: Children: Databases)

16/11/2010

Davis, David raised an interesting point.

Subjects: ContactPoint;

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what function the reformed ContactPoint database will have in respect of vulnerable children which is not undertaken by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that only details of children already identified as being at risk are stored on the database.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Loughton, Tim

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-09b.20900.h

Published: 09/11/2010 00:00:00
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