Archive for the 'Wales' Category

Legal aid change prompts concerns in Wales – BBC News

“Legal professionals in Wales have expressed concerns about reforms to the legal aid system.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd Janaury 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Welsh Assembly badger cull order quashed – The Independent

“The controversial order to cull badgers in Wales was quashed by the Court of Appeal today.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Marriage (Wales) Act 2010

Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Administration of justice in Wales – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Jack Straw has today given a speech about the administration of Justice in Wales.”

Full speech

Ministry of Justice, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Disability hate crimes ‘unseen’ – BBC News

“Hate crimes against people with disabilities in Wales are unreported or unrecognised for what they are, campaigners and charities say.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Report uncovers child trafficking – BBC News

“Children as young as three are being trafficked to Wales from China, Bangladesh and Nigeria for sex, drugs and domestic servitude, a study shows.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law would force firms to use Welsh language – The Independent

“Gas, electricity and water suppliers could be legally required to offer their services in Welsh under a law-making bid published by the Welsh Assembly Government yesterday.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New rules ‘risk carers shortage’ – BBC News

“Many foreign staff working in care homes in Wales are facing uncertainty because of new work permit guidance, a BBC Wales investigation has found.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

80 prosecuted since smoking ban – BBC News

“Seventy nine people and one business have been prosecuted for flouting the smoking ban in the year since it was introduced in Wales, figures show.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS violence law rejected by AMs – BBC News

“Staff working in Welsh hospitals will not have extra legal protection from violence and abuse offered to their English colleagues, it has emerged.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Milestone’ on Welsh laws reached – BBC News

“The first new order giving the Welsh assembly the power to make laws in specified areas has been approved by Parliament.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Children “let down” on complaints – BBC News

“The man who presided over the North Wales child abuse inquiry has attacked a failure to set up an independent body to deal with young people’s complaints.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Welsh smacking ban is ruled out – BBC News

“Wales will not have the power to introduce its own smacking ban, the assembly government has been told.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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