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Howell James' Departure

Howell James

Howell James CBE is standing down from his role as Permanent Secretary, Government Communication to take up a senior position with Barclays PLC.

Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09

Draft Legislative Programme

The Government has published Preparing Britain for the Future – the Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09, which sets out the UK Government's plans for legislative and key non-legislative action in next year's Parliamentary session..

Power Of Information

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The Interim Progress Report on implementing the Government's Response to the Power of Information Review has been released. The report states the advancement that the Government is making towards implementing the recommendations of the original Power of Information review.

National Security Strategy released

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The Prime Minister has delivered the first ever National Security Strategy to Parliament. In a statement to the House of Commons he said
"While our obligation to ensure the safety of the British people and to protect the national interest is fixed and unwavering, the nature of the threats and the risks we face has changed beyond recognition and confounds all the old assumptions about national defence and international security.
"As the national security strategy makes clear, new threats demand new approaches. A radically updated and much more coordinated response is now required."

New centre of expertise for cutting carbon emissions across Whitehall

Sustainable development

The Government has published its response to the Sustainable Development Commission's latest report on how the Government is meeting its own sustainable objectives for tackling climate change.

Ed Miliband welcomes Budget boost for Gift Aid

Ed Miliband

Minister for the Cabinet Office Ed Miliband welcomes announcements in the 2008 Budget to support income the third sector receives through Gift Aid, and to keep the sector firmly at the top of the Government's agenda.

Foot and Mouth 2007 review released

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The report of the independent review into the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in 2007 has been published. The Review was chaired by Dr Iain Anderson who also chaired the 2002 Inquiry into the 2001 outbreak.

Have your say on tackling crime

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The Government is calling on members of the public to share their ideas on tackling crime in their communities. The announcement was made by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith on a visit to Birmingham.