Archive for the 'standards' Category

Raising the bar in the UK’s probation service – The Guardian

“The head of the London probation trust, Heather Munro, tells Rachel Williams how she plans to stop ‘customers’ reoffending.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government relaxes Bribery Act – Daily Telegraph

“The Government has bowed to pressure from business and relaxed key elements of the Bribery Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Plymouth hospital threatened with safety prosecution – BBC News

“The Plymouth NHS Hospitals Trust must improve safety – including preventing swabs being left in patients – or risk prosecution, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Gaunt) v Ofcom (Liberty intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Gaunt) v Ofcom (Liberty intervening) [2010] EWHC 1756 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 180

“It was not a disproportionate interference with a broadcaster’s freedom of expression, or an infringement of his rights under art 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, for the regulator Ofcom to find that the Broadcasting Code had been breached by a broadcast interview containing offensive insults and abuse without contextual content or justification, notwithstanding that the finding might inhibit the broadcaster’s unrestrained freedom to conduct similar interviews in the future.”

WLR Daily, 14th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Food Standards Agency to be abolished by health secretary – The Guardian

“The Food Standards Agency is to be abolished by Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, it emerged last night, after the watchdog fought a running battle with industry over the introduction of colour-coded ‘traffic light’ warnings for groceries, TV dinners and snacks.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Core Quality Standards to become the focus for the CPS – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, issued the first set of Core Quality Standards for the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

British data protection standard is published – OUT-LAW.com

“A set of instructions on how organisations can stay within the Data Protection Act (DPA) while storing personal information has been published by British Standards (BSI).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2009

Source: www.out-law.com


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