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Weekly Information Bulletin: 3rd April 2010

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

Department for Health

CARE SERVICES Building the National Care Service
Cm 7854, 010 1785426, £26.60

Green Papers


Impact Assessments received since the last Bulletin

Date Title Contact

Other Papers

Commissioner for Protection Against unlawful Industrial Action: Final Report for the period ended 24 December 1999,

HC 460, ISBN: 010 2964707, £4.80

Culture, Media and Sport: The Bailiwick of Guernsey Digital Switchover Help Scheme, Cm 7830, ISBN: 010 1783026, £9.50

Culture, Media and Sport: The Jersey Digital Switchover Help Scheme, Cm 7831, ISBN: 010 1783125, £9.50

The Electoral Commission: Corporate plan 2010-11 to 2014-15, HC 465, ISBN: 010 2964592, £14.35

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Convention on Cybercrime, Cm 7862, ISBN: 010 1786225, £9.50

Home Department: Cyber Crime Strategy, Cm 7842, ISBN: 010 1784221, £9.50

Independent Parliamentary Standards Scheme; The MPs' Expenses Scheme, HC 501, ISBN: 010 2964974, £26.50

Ministry of Justice: Rights and Responsibilities: developing our constitutional framework: Summary of responses, Cm 7860, ISBN: 010 1786027, £9.50

The Law Commission: Protocol Between the Lord Chancellor (on Behalf of the Government) and the Law Commission,

HC 499, ISBN: 010 2964769, £7.95

The Local Government Boundary Commission: Corporate plan 2010-11 to 2014-15, HC 485, ISBN: 010 2964721, £7.95

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council: Annual Report and Financial Statements For the year ended 31 March 2009, HC 286, ISBN: 010 2963090, £9.50

National savings and Investments Bank: Ordinary Deposits Account from 1 April 2009 to 1 September 2009; Statement of Ordinary Deposits Account Surplus Funds at 1 September 2009, HC 512, ISBN: 010 3288550, £5.50

Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund Account 2008-2009, HC 524, ISBN: 010 3288567, £9.50

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution: 28th Report, Adapting Institutions to Climate Change, Cm 7843,

ISBN: 010 1784320, £34.55

School Teachers' Review Body: 19th Report-2010, Cm 7836, ISBN: 010 1783620, £14.35

Wales Office: Devolution: Memorandum of understanding and Supplementary Agreements, Cm 7864, ISBN:010 1786423, £9.50

Department for Work and Pensions: building bridges to work: new approaches to tackling long-term worklessness,

Cm 7817, 010 1781725, £14.35

Department for Work and Pensions: The standards of decision making in Jobcentre Plus, the Pensions Service, the Disability and Carers Service and the Child Support Agency for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 March 2007, HC 522,

ISBN: 010 2964875, £5.50

Department for Work and Pensions: The Government Response to the Rita Donaghy Report, Cm 7828, ISBN: 010 1782821, £5.50

European Union Documents to be considered

EU documents recommended for debate by the European Scrutiny Committee

Progress of documents to be considered by the House is noted in the “European Union Documents” list, in the Vote Bundle, and on the Parliament website at:

Members and others with access to the Parliamentary Information Management Services (PIMS) database can check the status and progress of EU documentation.

Enquiries can be directed to the European Scrutiny Select Committee office on 020 7219 5467/1548.

The European Scrutiny Select Committee meets each Wednesday at 2.30pm when the House is sitting. Under Standing Order No. 143, the Committee examines: “any proposal under the Community Treaties for legislation by the Council acting jointly with the European Parliament”. This includes draft Regulations and Directives, Decisions of the Council and Budgetary documents. The Committee examine the documents for political and legal implications, and decides whether it should be considered further in European Standing Committee, or for the most important documents, on the floor of the House. Recommendations for further consideration are noted in the list of “Memoranda” in the days Votes and Proceedings.

Reports of the European Scrutiny Committee are available from TSO or on the parliament website at:

For further information on EU Legislation and Scrutiny Procedures see HCIO Factsheet L11 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

COM documents are available for consultation in the 44 European Documentation Centres (most of which are in university libraries) or the 22 European Information Centres.

SEC documents are not normally available for public consultation. The occasional important one on policy issues may be available in the above centres. For information about your nearest ED or EIC Tel: 020 7973 1992 (London Office of the European Commission) or Tel: 01482 465941, (ED Librarian, University of Hull).

Members of Parliament may obtain copies from the Vote Office by reference to the yellow demand form, quoting the number after the COM or SEC number.

COM Documents and EC legislation are available from The Stationery Office. Contact details are shown on the back cover of this Bulletin.

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