Politics: Queen's Speech to feature Noms Bill

The long-awaited National Offender Management Service Bill and legislation to secure the plans outlined in last month's local government white paper are expected to be among the announcements in next week's Queen's Speech.

Home Office minister Gerry Sutcliffe let slip to Rainer and the Social Market Foundation that the Noms Bill, which was delayed during the current session of Parliament, would finally appear on 15 November. It is thought the Bill will pave the way for greater voluntary sector involvement in the delivery of detention and probation services.

The Queen's Speech is also expected to include legislation that will put into action the plans to give communities a greater say in how their local areas are run, as set out by local government and communities secretary Ruth Kelly last month.

Environmental charities will be focusing on the Climate Change Bill in the next Parliament. Chancellor Gordon Brown took the unusual step of announcing the Bill last week - it will fix targets to reduce the UK's carbon dioxide emissions.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert hub

Insurance advice from Markel

How bad can cyber crime really get: cyber fraud #1

Promotion from Markel

In the first of a series, we investigate the risks to charities from having flawed cyber security - and why we need to up our game...

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now