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Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th May 2009

White Papers and Green Papers
received since last Bulletin

WHITE PAPERS are issued by the Government as statements of policy, and often set out proposals for legislative changes, which may be debated before a Bill is introduced. Some White Papers may invite comments.

GREEN PAPERS set out for discussion, proposals which are still at a formative stage.

Not all discussion papers are published and put on general release: some are sent only to a predetermined list of consultees. This is a matter solely for the Department concerned.

Papers to which an ISBN and price are appended are normally available through The Stationery Office. For others, application should be made to the department concerned. External links provided in this section are correct as at the time of going to press, however they are not updated after that date.

White Papers


Green Papers


Regulatory Impact Assessments received since the last Bulletin

Date Title Contact
7.5 Impact Assessment of European Community (EC) Conclusion of the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled People & accession to its Optional Protocol Sue Green
Department of Work and Pensions
Caxton House
Tothill Street
Tel: 020 7449 5033

Other Papers

Department for Schools, Children and Families: The protection of children in England: action plan, The Government's response to Lord Laming, Cm 7589, ISBN: 010 1758925, £14.35

Ministry of Justice: Promoting Equality in Prisons and Probation: the National Offender Management Service, Single Equality Scheme 2009-2012, ISBN: 978 0956133717,

Ministry of Justice: Race Review 2008, Implementing Race Equality in Prisons - Five years On, ISBN: 978 0956133700,

Law Commission: Capital and Income in Trusts: Classification and Apportionment, HC 426, ISBN: 010 2959475, £26.50

Home Office: Identity & Passport Office: National Identity Service Cost Report, May 2009

Home Office: Identity & Passport Office: The Identity Card Act 2006, Draft Code of Practice on Civil Penalties 2009

Home Office: Identity Cards Act Secondary Legislation: A Response to the Consultation

Home Office: Identity and Passport Service: The National Identity Service: Delivery Update 2009

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Injustice unremedied: the Government's response on Equitable Life, HC 435, ISBN: 010 2959444, £5.50

Twenty-First Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission, HC 496, ISBN: 010 2959673, £14.35

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