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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th October 2001

WHITE PAPERS AND GREEN PAPERS RECEIVED SINCE LAST BULLETIN

White Papers

Treasury Public Expenditure 2000-2001: Provisional Outurn. Cm 5243 TSO 0101524323 £4.25

Schools: achieving success. Cm 5230. TSO 0101523025 £9.75

Productivity and Enterprise: A World Class Competition Regime. Cm 5233

Productivity and Enterprise: Insolvency - A Second Chance. Cm 5234

Green Papers published during the recess.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The Radioactive Substances (Natural Gas) Exemption Order 2001 -

Consultation Paper.

Copies from Radioactive Substances Division, DEFRA,

4/E5 Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE

Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult.htm

Comments by 19 December 2001

19.9.2001

RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Managing Waste Safety - proposals for developing a policy

for managing solid radioactive waste in the UK.

Copies from Clair Herdman, DEFRA, 4/F7 Ashdown House,

123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE

Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/index.htm

Consultation period - 6 months

12.9.2001

RIGHTS OF WAY

Proposals for regulations on Local Access Forums under sections 94 & 95 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 - Consultation document.

Copies from DEFRA - Free Literature,

PO Box 236, Wetherby, LS23 7NB Tel: 0870 1226 236

Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-countryside/conindex.htm

Comments by 23 October 2001

31.7.2001

Health

MUNCHHAUSEN'S SYNDROME

Safeguarding Children in whom illness is induced or fabricated by carers with parenting responsibilities - Supplementary draft

guidance to 'Working together to safeguard children.'

Copies from Dept. of Health, Tel: 020 7210 3000

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/qualityprotects/index.htm

Comments by 31 October 2001

26.7.2001

NHS

Tackling Health Inequalities - Consultation on a plan for delivery.

Copies from Dept. of Health, PO Box 777, London SE1 6XH

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/healthinequalities

Comments by 9 November 2001

23.8.2001

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Recommendations for the labelling and packaging of medicines - Consultation document. Copies from Dept. of Health, Tel: 020 7210 3000

Website: http://www.open.gov.uk/mca

Comments by 14 November 2001

22.8.2001

Home Office

DRIVING OFFENCES

Implementation of the EU Driving Disqualification Convention - consultation letter.

Copies from: Home Office. Tel: 020 7273 ¼ ¼

Website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Comments by 18 December 2001

25.9.2001

RIPA

Draft Code of Practice on Accessing Communications Data - Consultation on RIPA Code of Practice. Copies from Home Office press office, Tel: 020 7273 4545

Website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ripa/ripact.htm

Comments by 2 November 2001

13.8.2001

Offiice of Fair Trading

`Notification by LINK Interchange Network Limited - Public consultation

Website: http://www.oft.gov.uk/html/com-act/case_register/link.html

Comments by 4 September 2001.

30.7.2001

Lord Chancellor

CIVIL COURTS

Payments into court in satisfaction of claims - Consultation paper.

Copies from Ken Lewis - Allagoa, Tel: 020 7210 0683

Website: http://www.lcd.gov.uk

Comments by 12 November 2001

 

Regulatory Bodies

POSTCOMM

Financial penalties: statement of policy - Consultation document.

Copies from Postcomm, 6 Hercules Road, London SE1 7DB

Comments by 31 October 2001

24.7.2001

Trade and Industry

COMPANY LAW

Directors' Home Addresses - Consultative Document.

Copies from DTI, Tel: 020 7215 0409

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/cld

Comments by 9 November 2001

3.10.2001

COMPANY LAW

Treasury Shares - A Consultative document.

Copies from Robert Ellis, Tel: 020 7215 0409

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/cld/condocs.htm

Comments by 30 November 2001

18.9.2001

E-COMMERCE

Consultation Document on Implementation of the E-Commerce Directive.

Copies from DTI, Tel: 020 7215 5000

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/cii/ecommerce/europeanpolicy/

ecommerce_directive.shtml

Comments by 2 November 2001

7.9.2001

E-COMMERCE

Implementation of the Electronic Money Directive - Consultation document.

Copies from the Treasury. Tel: 020 7270 1634

Website: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Comments by 8 January 2001

17.10.2001

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE) - Consultation document.

Copies from DTI Publications, Tel: 0870 1502 500

Website: http//www.dti.gov.uk/er

Comments by 15 December 2001

10.9.2001

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Communication by Actuaries) Regulations - Consultation document.

Copies from: The Treasury. Tel: 020 7270 1634

Website: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Comments by 9 January 2002

17.10.2001

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Money Laundering Regulations 2001 - Invitation to comment on the establishment of a regulatory regime for money service business.

Copies from: The Treasury. Tel: 020 7270 1634

Website: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Comments by 5 November 2001

15.10.2001

MOTOR VEHICLES

Directive 2000/53/EC on End of Life Vehicles -

UK Government Consultation Paper.

Copies from DTI, Tel: 020 7215 5000

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk

Comments by 2 November 2001

31.8.2001

MOTOR VEHICLES & REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Jacking-up Standards in Car Servicing - Consultation on

the report of the Task Force on car servicing and repair.

Copies from Consumer Affairs Directorate, 3a, Room 464,

1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Tel: 020 7215 0327/0329

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk

Comments by 21 December 2001

18.9.2001

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) Regulations 1992 - Proposal to Amend the Regulations - A Second Consultation Document.

Copies from: Mrs Harcha Patel, DTI, STRD 4, 321 Red Zone, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SS

E-mail: harsha.patel@dti.gov.uk

Comments by 9 November 2001

8.10.2001

TRADING STANDARDS

Modernising Trading Standards - A Proposal for a National Performance Package for Trading Standards - Consultation document.

Copies from Liane Bishop, Consumer Affairs Directorate 4b,

Room 2129, DTI, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk

Comments by 2 November 2001

11.9.2001

The following Green Papers were received during the recess,

but the period for consultation has now passed.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

GMOs

Implementation of Directive 2001/18/EC on the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment - Consultation Paper.

Copies from DEFRA, Zone 3/E7, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE

Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/index.htm

Comments by 20 October 2001

27.7.2001

Health

CARE SERVICES

Fair Access to Care Services - Consultation document.

Copies from Dept. of Health Tel: 020 7210 3000

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/scg/facs

Comments by mid-October

20.7.2001

MEDICAL

NEGLIGENCE

Call for Ideas - Consultation document inviting views on

clinical negligence reforms.

Copies from Dept. of Health, Tel: 0113 254 6376

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/clinicalnegligenceform/index.htm

Comments by 10 October 2001

29.8.2001

NHS REGULATION

Modernising Regulation in the Health Professions - Consultation Document.

Copies from Dept. of Health, Tel: 020 7210 3000

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/modernisingregulation

Comments by 30 September 2001

9.8.2001

OLD PEOPLE

The Single Assessment Process - Single assessment guidance

issued for consultation.

Copies from Dept. of Health, Area 222,

133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG

Website: http://www.doh.gov.uk/scg.sap

Comments by 26 September 2001

16.8.2001

TOBACCO

European Directive 2001/37/EC on nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide

limits for exported cigarettes - Consultation document.

Copies from Dept. of Health, Tel: 020 7210 3000

Website: http://www.doh.gov

Comments by 17 August 2001

19.7.2001

Home Office

CRIMINAL EVIDENCE

Code of Practice on Visual Recording of Interviews

with Suspects - Consultation Paper.

Copies from Home Office

Tel: 020 7273 4599

Comments by 12 October 2001

11.9.2001

SEXUAL OFFENCES

Consultation Paper on the review of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997

Copies from Home Office, Tel: 020 7273 4000

Website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Comments by 19 October 2001

30.7.2001

Trade and Industry

CONSUMER CREDIT ACT

Tackling loan sharks - and more! - Consultation document on modernising the consumer credit act 1974

Copies from Pete Jones Tel: 020 7215 3818

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/CACP/ca/consultation/loanshark.htm

Comments by 3 October 2001

24.7.2001

MOBILE PHONES

The Unidroit/ICAO Draft Convention on International Interests in Mobile

Equipment - Consultation document.

Copies from DTI, Business Law Unit, Room 503,

10 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NN Tel: 020 7215 3243

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/consultations

Comments by 28 September 2001

31.8.2001

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The Renewables Obligation Statutory Consultation.

Copies from DTI, Tel: 020 7215 5000

Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/renewable/consultations.htm

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY

New & Renewable Energy: Prospects for the 21st Century - The Renewable Obligation Order 2001 - Consultation Paper.

Copies from DTI. Tel 020 7215 5000

Comments by 12 October 2001

3.8.2001

Work and Pensions

CARERS BENEFITS

Changes to Invalid Care Allowance

Copies from Dept. for Work and Pensions, 1-11 John Adam Street,

London WC2N 6HT

Website: http://www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/regulation/act/condocs.htm

Comments by 12 wks of pub date

23.7.2001

DISABILITY

The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2001

Copies from Social Security Advisory Committee, New Court,

48 Carey Street, London WC2A 2LS

Website: http://www.ssac.org.uk

Comments by 14 September 2001

2.8.2001

VACCINE AMAGE

Amending the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979

Copies from Dept. for Work and Pensions, 1-11 John Adam Street,

London WC2N 6HT

Tel: 020 7712 2171Website:

http://www. cabinet-office.gov.uk/regulation/act/index.htm

Comments by 12 weeks of publication date

23.7.2001

Other Papers

Response to the report of the BSE Inquiry Cm 5263

ISBN: 0101526326 TSO Gratis

Review of the Criminal Courts of England and Wales: Report by Rt Hon Lord Justice Auld. ISBN 011702547X TSO £45.00

Evidence of Bad Character in Criminal Proceedings Cm 5257 Law Commission No 273 ISBN 0101525729 TSO £20.60

Regulatory Impact Assessments received since the last Bulletin

Date

Title

Contact

19.7

Directive 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the Legal Protection of Designs

Michael Richardson

Intellectual Property Policy

Directorate

The Patent Office

Concept House

Cardiff Road, Newport

South Wales NP10 8QQ

Tel: 01633 814342

Fax: 01633 814922

Email:mike.richardson@patent.gov.uk

23.7

The Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2001 and The Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Order 2001

Martin Roberts

Food Standards Agency

BSE Division 'A' Room 311C

Aviation House, 125 Kingsway

London WC2 2NH

Tel: 020 7276 8333

Email:martin.roberts@foodstandards.gsi.uk

23.7

The Sex Discrimination (Indirect Discrimination and Burden of Proof) Regulations 2001

None given

1.8

The Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971 (Electronic Communications) Order 2001

David King

Department of Trade and Industry

Consumer Affairs Directorate

Room 420, 1 Victoria Street

London SW1H 0ET

Tel: 020 7215 5374

Email: d.king@dti.gsi.gov.uk

1.8

Measures relating to double taxation relief in the Finance Act 2000 taking into account refinements brought in by the Finance Act 2001

Susan New

International (External Relations

Group)

Victory House, 30-34 Kingsway

London WC2B 6ES

Tel: 020 7438 7250

Email: Susan.New@ir.gsi.gov.uk

1.8

Life Insurance Policies etc - Information Duties of Insurers Section 83 and Schedule 28 FA 2001

David Pither

Revenue Policy

Business Tax (Insurance)

2nd Floor, West Wing,

Somerset House, Strand

London WC1R 2LB

Email: David.Pither@ir.gsi.gov.uk

31.8

Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public

Information) Regulations

Dr David J Bosworth

Safety Policy Directorate E2

Health & Safety Executive

Daniel House (Room 103)

Trinity Road, Bootle

Merseyside L20 7HE

Tel: 0151 951 3285

Email: david.bosworth@hse.gsi.gov.uk

13.9

The Construction Industry Scheme: Extension of CIS5

cards to Partners in a firm

None given

2.10

Proposed Revocation of the Existing Electricity (Class Exemptions from the requirement for a Licence) Order 1997 (as amended) and making of a New Electricity (Class Exemptions from the Requirement for a Licence) Order 2001

Geoff Hatherick

Head, Consumer Policy

Energy Policy Directorate

Department of Trade & Industry

Room 2109, 1-19 Victoria Street

London SW1H 0ET

Tel: 020 7215 5047

Email: Geoff.Hatherick@dti.gov.uk

2.10

Disability Discrimination Act - Access to Goods, Services and Facilities

Paula Morgan

Department for Work and Pensions

Disability Unit, Level 4,

Caxton House

6-12 Tothill Street

London SW1H 9NF

Tel: 020 7273 4806

Email: paula.morgan@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

5.10

The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use)

Amendment Order 2001

Tricia Griffiths,

Reclassification Manager

Post Licensing Division

Medicines Control Agency

1109a Market Towers,

1 Nine Elms Lane

London SW8 5NQ

Tel: 020 7273 0366

18.10

Parental Leave Regulations: Changes to Extend

Entitlement

None given

 
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