Round-up of the week

    Round up of the week

    Tony Blair

    Week beginning Monday 14th February

    Monday 14 February

    Prime minister Tony Blair unveiled the Labour party’s six
    manifesto pledges which are:- low inflation, and mortgages, modern
    schools for all and strong discipline, more choice over parental
    leave, childcare and after school care, faster hospital treatment,
    safer communities and the country’s borders protected.

    It also emerged at the Zahid Mubarek murder inquiry that police
    considered bringing corporate manslaughter charges against the
    Prison Service following the Asian teenager’s death. Director
    general of the Prison Service Philip Wheatley made the statement at
    the public inquiry.

    Tuesday 15 February

    Conservative party leader Michael Howard revealed that people
    coming to live in the UK would face a practical system of medical
    checks including X-rays to detect TB and tests for HIV and
    hepatitis under a Tory government.

    Home Office minister Hazel Blears also set out a range of options
    for intensive rehabilitation for more than 1,000 antisocial

    Wednesday 16 February

    The Scottish executive pledged to revisit the cost of providing
    free personal care in Scotland after research found that providing
    such care could cost the executive £130 million more than

    Thursday 17th February

    Community care minister Stephen Ladyman announced that services for
    people with learning difficulties are set to receive over

    Stephen Ladyman

    million in funding. The money is for PCTs to ensure the aims in the
    Valuing People White Paper are met.

    Chief executive of the British Institute for Brain Injured Children
    Julie Spencer-Cingöz, also told a conference on antisocial
    behaviour orders that there was “substantial” anecdotal
    evidence that not enough was being done to prevent those with
    conditions such as ADHD, autism and Asperger’s from
    “falling foul” of antisocial behaviour

    Friday 18th February

    Professor John Gunn, former chair of forensic psychiatry at the
    Royal College of Psychiatrists, told the inquiry into Zahid
    Mubarek’s death that a psychiatric assessment may have
    prevented Robert Stewart from being placed in a cell with Mubarek.
    Stewart went on to kill Mubarek.



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