Young Offender Institutions

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Date: Thu 21st February 2013 Last week, the Government announced a Green Paper on young offenders. Having recently been appointed to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, I welcome such a consultation because our Young Offender Institutions are in need of change.  The Government currently spends around £245m per year detaining 1600 young…

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Thames Estuary Airport

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Date: Fri 15th February 2013 Last November, the Government set up the Davies Commission to investigate the growing need for increased airport capacity in London and the South East. This Commission will examine the options including an estimated-£60bn Thames Estuary Airport. Passenger demand for London’s airports is forecast to increase…

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