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  • Prison deaths at highest recorded level

    More people died in prison custody in 2013 than in any other year on record, new Ministry of Justice statistics show. The Safety in Custody Statistics reveal that there were 215 deaths in English and Welsh prisons last year, up 8.6% on the previous year. The rate of deaths per 1,000 prisoners stood at 2.8, the highest le...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

Keith Vaz: Met not best organisation to deal with families' Syria concerns

Keith Vaz raised doubts that encouraging families to report concerns that relatives may be preparing to travel to fight in Syria to the police would be an effective ...

Emergency Services

Jack Dromey: Those responsible for the destruction of evidence have a lot to answer for

Responding to news of large scale shredding of files from Operation Othona at the Met; Jack Dromey, Shadow Policing Minister, said: "The revelation from the Ell...

Equality

Clegg calls for radical overhaul of 'rigid' parental leave to improve freedom

Mums and Dads should be free to choose how to divide up parental leave, Nick Clegg has said.  The Deputy Prime Minister said he was not advocating extending the c...

Immigration

Asylum funding policy driven by 'base motives', says Teather

Decisions about the level of government financial support for asylum seekers are being driven by “base political motives”, a former minister has claimed. The Hig...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Simon Hughes: Family court reforms should lead to certainty for children in divorce proceedings

Simon Hughes said reducing the period where a child is removed from its parents and placed into local authority care from 50 weeks to 26 should lead to some security...

Science & Technology

Treasury: Chancellor announces £4.8m science boost for Manchester

Treasury press release Chancellor announces £4.8m science boost for Manchester Funding for Manchester University and Museum of Science and Industry will inspir...

Social Issues

Deputy Prime Minister words: parental leave system

Speaking at the launch of Cityfathers, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to say: Forty years ago, when women were first being allowed onto the trading fl...

Voluntary Sector

Labour: Response to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ UK Civil Society Almanac 2014 - Lisa Nandy

Labour press release Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Civil Society, responding to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ UK Civil Society Al...

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