Archive for October 29th, 2007

Legal Services Bill prepares for Royal Assent – Legal Week

“The Government’s controversial Legal Services Bill is on the brink of becoming law after the long-awaited legislation finally passed through Parliament this week.”

Full story

Legal Week, 26th October 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Inquest into soldier’s Iraq death begins – The Guardian

“An inquest into the death of Gordon Gentle, whose mother, Rose, has become a figurehead for Britain’s antiwar movement, begins today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th October 2007 

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Approved European Body of Accountants) Order 2007

The Rural Development Programmes and Agricultural Subsidies and Grants Schemes (Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Occupational Pension Schemes (EEA States) Regulations 2007

The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) (England) Regulations 2007

The Feed (Corn Gluten Feed and Brewers Grains) (Emergency Control) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2007

The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2007

The Offender Management Act 2007 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2007

The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Information Centre and Compensation Body) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information) (Amendment and Specification) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

British citizen appeals against three-year detention in Iraq – The Guardian

“Lawyers for a British-Iraqi citizen who has been held in Iraq by British forces for three years on suspicion of terrorism will ask the House of Lords today to rule that his detention is unlawful and he should be returned to Britain. Hilal al-Jedda has been held since October 2004 without charge. Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention is a ‘quintessentially British liberty,’ Lord Hoffmann, a law lord, declared in an earlier case.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Greater London Authority Act 2007

Greater London Authority Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Further Education and Training Act 2007

Further Education and Training Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Proposal to cut Scottish MPs out of English votes ‘would put Union in peril’ – The Times

“The constitutional relationship between England and the rest of the United Kingdom has been thrown to the centre of the next general election after senior Conservatives backed plans to strip Scottish MPs of the right to vote on English matters.”

Full story

The Times, 29th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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