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Upcoming APPG for Education meeting with Sean Harford | APPG

On the afternoon of Monday 18 December, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education will be addressed by the National Director of Education, Sean Harford. Mr Harford was appointed to his role in September 2015, having also previously been appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2003. 22 more words

For the past 40 years, social tourism has struggled for recognition in the UK. What now?

While on a family break earlier this year, my wife, daughter and I were strolling along a Majorcan beach, its thin strip of white sand framed by pine trees, and we delighted in soaking up the utter idyll of it all.  1,235 more words

Royal College Of General Practitioners. Draft Council Paper - Cannabis For Specified Medical Indications.

This is the document presented to the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on 22nd September 2017.  The proposal was approved.

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Leasehold reform – will it make any difference?

Well, the consultation is over…

Six thousand is significantly up on the 956 responses in 1998, which seem to me to have been largely ignored in favour of predetermined notions of what was needed to reform the sharper edges of leasehold tenure, despite the then government’s clear view, always worth repeating: 4,886 more words


All Party Parliamentary Group on Swimming Launches: A Lotus Rises meets Catherine West MP

The first All Party Parliamentary Group on Swimming, launched yesterday with input from Swim England and representatives from across political parties and the House of Commons and House of Lords. 649 more words


Reform of leasehold

Real reform at last appears to be in the air in 2017

The straw that broke the camel’s back seems to have been the sheer undiluted greed of freeholders hiking ground rents to an eye watering level: doubling every ten years.

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UK Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry and Meeting

Since Haemophilia Scotland was established we have tried to report back as quickly as possible about all of our activities.  Therefore, we wanted to keep you up to date with developments in the last couple of weeks since the UK Inquiry into the contaminated blood and blood products disaster was announced. 667 more words