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House of Lords debates dropping inspection provision from Consumer Rights Bill

Monday 24 November saw the Consumer Rights Bill debated once more in the main chamber of the House of Lords (Report stage – Day 2). Amendments considered at this stage of the bill covered product description and advertisement, letting and estate agents and, importantly for trading standards officers across the UK, the requirement for advance notice of inspections. 815 more words

Trading Standards Institute

660 people in Aberdeen waiting in huge backlog for Personal Independence Payment assessments

Dame Anne Begg MP has called on David Cameron to urgently deal with a huge backlog for Personal Independence Payment assessments affecting 660 people in Aberdeen North & South. 233 more words

“A good place to work?” What Commons staff think of House governance

Barry K Winetrobe examines one aspect of the current committee inquiry into House of Commons governance following the Clerk appointment fiasco. Evidence submitted by House staff reveals much which may be unsettling for House managers and MPs, but is ultimately good for the House itself. 1,508 more words


Parliamentary engagement 'critical' to TSI's work

As Parliament Week is upon us you may be wondering what parliamentary engagement is all about and why it’s so important that TSI engages with the latest legislation working its way through parliament. 588 more words

Trading Standards

Audio: Jeremy Buckingham discusses the Coalition Government's failure to prevent CSG in Sydney's drinking water catchment on ABC Illawarra – 6/11/14

Listen to Greens mining and coal seam gas spokesperson, Jeremy Buckingham talk about the Coalition Government’s failure to prevent CSG in Sydney’s drinking water catchment on ABC Illawarra – 6/11/14… 11 more words

Coal Seam Gas

Rating 24 new MPs - Stuff

In Rating the new MPs Stuff reviews their maiden speeches in Parliament but doesn’t really rate them, they list a Best Quote, a Highlight and offer some constructive criticism. 202 more words


My Lebanese Morning Commute

Yesterday I moved into my apartment, which is happily a 20-minute walk from my place of work. After a fine breakfast, I set out, swinging my briefcase along, whistling the theme song from the Andy Griffith Show; admiring the beauty of the morning light cascading shadows across the old buildings. 968 more words