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Protest, Norwich Job Centre

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Progress of Important New Government Bills

The Disabled Persons’ (Independent Living Bill).

Parliamentary Summary (PS): “To impose duties upon certain persons and bodies in respect of disabled persons; to confer certain rights upon disabled persons for independent living; to amend the Mental Health Act 1983; to amend the Health and Social Care Act 2008; and for connected purposes“

1st reading 09.12.08. No date yet fixed for the second reading.


The Health Bill.

PS: ”To make provision about The NHS Constitution; to make provision about health care (including provision about the National Health Service and health bodies); to make provision for the control of the promotion and sale of tobacco products; to make provision about the investigation of complaints about privately arranged or funded adult social care; and for connected purposes.“

2nd reading set for 04.02.09.


The Welfare Reform Bill.

PS: to “Amend the law relating to social security; to make provision enabling disabled people to be given greater control over the way in which certain public services are provided for them; to amend the law relating to child support; to make provision about the registration of births; and for connected purposes.”

2nd reading set for 27.01.09.

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