Archive of 20 September 2005

Ministers are increasingly turning to voluntary organisations when contracting out public services

Charities 'offer public sector expertise'

Government can benefit significantly from a closer working relationship with the voluntary sector, experts urged last night.


    Mental health compulsion warning

    The government has hugely underestimated the number of people who would undergo compulsory community-treatment should the new mental health bill become law, a report claims.


    Davis gains another senior backer

    Tory leadership hopeful David Davis was given a further boost today when he received the backing of another senior Conservative MP.


    Scrap Standards Board, Teather says

    The body responsible for maintaining standards in public life has itself been discredited and should be scrapped, the Liberal Democrats said today.

  • Lib Dem proposals to split the Post Office and Royal Mail have been voted down

    Rank and file reject Royal Mail reforms

    The Liberal Democrat leadership has been voted down for the second time in 24 hours after delegates at the annual conference rejected plans to part privatise the Post Office.

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