Page added on May 15, 2012
From Julian Harrison:
I am pleased to bring you the following news:
Number 10: The Queen’s Speech – 9th May 2012: http://number10.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/engage/queens-speech-2012/
Department for Communities and Local Government: Eric Pickles: Celebrating the Jubilee in all communities: http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2140518
Department for Education: Children and Families Bill to give families support when they need it most: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00208753/childrens-bill-family-support
The Cabinet Office: Government introduces legislation for individual electoral registration: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/government-introduces-legislation-individual-electoral-registration
For your information, there is a specific Government website that gives details on newly enacted legislation. Click on http://www.legislation.gov.uk/new/2012-05-10?requested=2012-05-11
Economic and Social Research Council: Experiences of migrant children: at home abroad: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/20590/experiences-of-migrant-children-at-home-abroad.aspx
Institute of Race Relations (IRR): Stark reality of exclusions for BME children: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/stark-reality-of-exclusions-for-bme-children/
The Guardian: UK’s poorest families face tightest squeeze on income, figures show: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/11/poorest-families-tightest-squeeze-income
The Guardian: Matthew Wright investigated over disability slurs in TV poll: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/10/matthew-wright-disability-slurs-tv-poll
The Telegraph: Eastern Europeans fly home – to avoid NHS waiting lists: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/9255044/Eastern-Europeans-fly-home-to-avoid-NHS-waiting-lists.html
The Guardian: Families with disabled children wrongly told they face benefit cut: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/may/08/families-disabled-children-benefit-cut
Today – 11th May
Constitution Day in Laos. Commemoration of the constitution promulgated on this day in 1947, and revised on the same day ten years later.
National Technology Day in India. Commemoration of the first of the five tests of nuclear devices carried out by India in 1998.
In the Coming Week
Adult Learners Week begins on 12th May.
Tuesday (15th May) is the International Day of Families.
Thursday (17th May) is the International Day Against Homophobia.
Thursday (17th May) is also National Famine Memorial Day in Ireland.
Policy and Partnerships Manager (Community Cohesion/Equalities and Diversity)
Chief Executive’s Department
Leicestershire County Council
Tel: 0116 305 7018