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The Government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill compromises the meaning of both traditional heterosexual marriage and homosexual partnership, says a new publication from the think tank ResPublica ahead of the Parliamentary debate on the Bill on Tuesday 5th February.
David Burrowes MP praises ResPublica’s new publication in the Huffington Post.
Theme: Engagement and Participation
Baroness Jones discusses problems with the education system and the importance and potential of volunteering.
Themes: Authorities & Institutions
Tim Loughton talks to Rhasan Brunner (18) about the importance of education for increasing life chances and preventing a repeat of the riots.
Shaun Bailey talks to Tom Clarke (23) about family breakdown in Britain and the role of religious groups in fostering a sense of community.
David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on Europe made some good points about the EU’s current crisis of legitimacy and the imperative to reconnect the European project to its citizens.
Today the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, also known as the Social Value Act, which I introduced over two and a half years ago, will be officially implemented across public sector bodies including NHS Trusts, local authorities and central government departments.
Today, the Public Services (Social Value) Act comes into force. The new legislation requires local authorities and other commissioners, including housing associations, to consider the social impact of their public service contracts before they start the procurement process.
Theme: Engagement & Participation
Linda Epstein (17) talks to David Blunkett MP about engagement, citizenship programs and how politicians can connect with young people more effectively.
Theme: Authorities & Institutions
Vicky Caswell (21) asks Kate Green MP to identify some of the reasons why some young people feel disengaged from the political process and the institutions that govern their lives.
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