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  • Prisons' lights-out policy 'dangerous'

    Chris Grayling’s proposed 10.30pm lights-out policy could worsen the mental health crisis in prisons, campaigners have warned. Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said the Government needed to rethink the plan, first outlined by the Justice Secretary earlier this year, to enforce strict...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

Liberal Democrats plan ‘Stop and Search’ overhaul

Liberal Democrats plan ‘Stop and Search’ overhaul   The Liberal Democrats are today announcing manifesto policy proposals to overhaul ‘stop and search’. We want t...

Emergency Services

Labour: David Cameron promised police resources would be spent on the frontline but is protecting a multimillion pound subsidy for his friends - Diana Johnson

Labour press release Commenting on reports David Cameron has intervened to prevent the introduction of full-cost recovery for gun licenses, Shadow Crime and Securi...

Equality

Austin Mitchell: All-women shortlists are undemocratic

Austin Mitchell called for an end to “undemocratic” all-women shortlists and said it was time that the Labour party let local constituencies “choose who they want”. ...

Immigration

PCS: slams e boarders fiasco

PCS press release Commenting on the news that the Home Office has been ordered to pay £224 million to a US firm as a result of the e boarders case PCS General Secr...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Home Office: Consultation launched into criminalisation of domestic abuse

  Home Office press release CONSULTATION LAUNCHED INTO CRIMINALISATION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE Home Secretary Theresa May has today (Wednesday 20 August) launched...

Science & Technology

George Freeman: Britain is taking the lead in the global race for genomic medicine

George Freeman said the Government's announcement today that £300m was being invested in a DNA project to map the genetic codes of 100,000 people meant Britain was "...

Social Issues

Home Office: Consultation launched into criminalisation of domestic abuse

  Home Office press release CONSULTATION LAUNCHED INTO CRIMINALISATION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE Home Secretary Theresa May has today (Wednesday 20 August) launched...

Voluntary Sector

George Osborne: Libor fine will go to injured soldiers

George Osborne said the fine paid by Lloyds Bank for manipulating the Libor rate would go to support injured soldiers and their families. "Lloyds Bank have been f...

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