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  Constitutional Affairs, Department for - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Constitutional Affairs, Department for   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
UK government department formed in June 2003, replacing the department of the Lord Chancellor.
It has responsibility for the justice system – criminal, civil, family, and administrative courts and tribunals – and for law and policy on human rights, freedom of information, data protection, and gender recognition.
The department is responsible for government policy on devolution and provides administrative support to the Scotland Office and Wales Office which have separate identities within the department.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Constitutional+Affairs,+Department+for   (153 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) is a United Kingdom government department.
It is primarily responsible for reforms to the Constitution, relations with the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and, within England and Wales, it is concerned with the administration of the Courts, the appointment of the Judiciary.
Minister of State for Constitutional Affairs - The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - The Rt Hon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Department_for_Constitutional_Affairs   (290 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs is a United Kingdom cabinet position.
It was created in 2003, and was originally intended to supersede the office of Lord Chancellor, with the Lord Chancellor's Department renamed the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
Through the order references to the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chancellor's Department were thereby construed to either refer to or stand transferred to the Secretary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Constitutional_Affairs   (209 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
After the 2005 general election, it gained additional responsibilities for coroners and conduct of local government elections.
Ministers of the Department of Constitutional Affairs as of 10 May 2005 [2] (http://www.dca.gov.uk/dept/depconmin.htm)
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC Minister of State for Constitutional Affairs - The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Department_for_Constitutional_Affairs   (307 words)

  
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The Department is responsible for delivering support and advice through a modern network of services to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities and through the strengthening of the creative industries.
The Department for Education and Skills was established with the purpose of creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence for all.
www.labouranimalwelfaresociety.org /LAWS%20website%20folders/gary/Government%20Links.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Government Legal Service GLS Graduate Trainee Qualified   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Department’s work covers the areas previously dealt with by the Lord Chancellor’s Department – the administration of criminal, civil, administrative and family justice; law reform; the regulation of the legal profession; legal aid; and the relationship between the executive and the judiciary.
The Department is responsible for running all the courts in England and Wales, through Her Majesty’s Courts Service, and will shortly be responsible for the tribunal service also.
In addition, the Department works on a number of subjects previously handled by other Departments – data protection and freedom of information; human rights; the electoral system; and all aspects of the United Kingdom’s constitutional settlement.
www.gls.gov.uk /about/departments/dca.htm   (661 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) is a (Click link for more info and facts about United Kingdom government department) United Kingdom government department.
Its creation was announced on 12 June 2003 with the intention of replacing the (Click link for more info and facts about Lord Chancellor's Department) Lord Chancellor's Department.
(Click link for more info and facts about Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs) Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and (The highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords) Lord Chancellor - The Rt Hon.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/De/Department_for_Constitutional_Affairs.htm   (204 words)

  
 Tender: Department for Constitutional Affairs offers massive IT contracts :: PublicTechnology.net :: e-Government & ...
Over the life of the existing contracts the DCA has evolved significantly, but the legacy of the responsibility splits between the contracts can inhibit the most effective and efficient use of information and resources.
DCA has identified many opportunities which may be opened up by the establishment of the right culture and partnership with new suppliers, and the correct commercial structures to encourage and reward all parties.
DCA reserve the right to vary the term within the 120 months and the term of the different lots may differ.
www.publictechnology.net /modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2813   (1231 words)

  
 Lord Chancellor's Department Committee | Houses of Parliament
The Committee was established in January 2003 to examine the expenditure, policy and administration of the Lord Chancellor's Department and associated public bodies.
Following the constitutional changes announced on 12 June 2003, the Department for Constitutional Affairs  succeeded the Lord Chancellor's Department it is expected that a motion to amend Standing Order No 152 in order to rename the Committee will be put before the House in due course.
The Committee’s remit also covers other departments for which the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (and Lord Chancellor) is responsible to Parliament, namely, HM Land Registry, the Public Record Office, and the Northern Ireland Court Service.
www.parliament.uk /parliamentary_committees/lcdcom.cfm   (262 words)

  
 TOWER Software: Department for Constitutional Affairs brings order to documents with TOWER Software
April 21, 2004 – Following a pilot scheme, the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) is set to roll-out an EDRM system from TOWER Software to 4,000 HQ users.
DCA, which is responsible in government for upholding justice, rights and democracy, generates significant volumes of paper every year.
Celia Wood, Manager of DCA’s e-RM Project added, “In order to serve the public more effectively, we are driving forward improvements to customer service, developments in policy and modernising and safeguarding the constitution.
www.towersoft.com /news/items/02-04-2004.htm   (328 words)

  
 The UK Patent Office - About Us and Policies - Department for Constitutional Affairs consultation on a single Civil ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Department for Constitutional Affairs consultation on a single Civil Court
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) have launched a consultation "A Single Civil Court?"
This is the first phase in a scoping study to assess the case for unifying the jurisdictions of the High Court, the County Courts and the Family Proceedings Courts.
www.patent.gov.uk /about/consultations/civilcourt.htm   (397 words)

  
 Department of Constitutional Affairs | Powered by hays.com - Specialist Recruitment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
enhance democratic freedoms by modernising the law and the constitution.
DCA - a manifesto for a new Department was published in 2003 and set out our initial vision and plans.
We focus on driving up performance in the justice system - across the criminal, civil and family courts, and in the other administrative courts and tribunals including those dealing with asylum appeals.
www.haysworks.com /jobs/dca   (182 words)

  
 Committee Report Appendix: Wigan MBC response to the proposals within the consultation paper to the Department of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The DCA and/or LSC to commission a number of properly evaluated demonstration projects that show the impact of different types of general and specialist advice and the most effective and cost –effective methods of provision.
The DCA and/or the LSC to commission a research programme to clarify the links between advice and the reduction or prevention of social exclusion and the protection of fundamental rights.
The DCA to undertake a more robust legislative impact analysis and seek an undertaking from either the Treasury or other government departments that the DCA’s budget will increase by the amount necessary to meet increased demand due to new legislation.
www.wiganmbc.gov.uk /pub/council/agendas/cabinet/020904/report19-ap1.htm   (1812 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Broadcasting Courts Consultation
Department for Constitutional Affairs - Broadcasting Courts Consultation
On 15 November 2004 the Department for Constitutional Affairs launched a consultation paper on the subject of broadcasting court proceedings.
Contributions to the forum will form a valuable part of the consultation process, creating an active and comprehensive debate to complement the responses to the consultation paper.
dcaconsultation.twofourtv.com   (113 words)

  
 Department For Constitutional Affairs - Judicial Appointments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Department for Constitutional Affairs - www.gnn.gov.uk - Thu Apr 14 17:16:55 BST 2005
New research published today by the Department for Work and Pensions explores staff safety in Jobcentre Plus offices, examining the operation of procedures designed to ensure staff safety, and exploring possible triggers for incidents.
The Department for Transport has today published National Statistics on passenger satisfaction, bus reliability and age of fleet in Bus Quality Indicators: England - October to December 2004.
news.peem.co.uk /Politics_Law/103417fa26f   (421 words)

  
 CJS Online - The Department for Constitutional Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Criminal Justice IT The Department for Constitutional Affairs
The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for Magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court and, through the Legal Services Commission, a statutory nondepartmental public body funded by his department, for the provision of defence legal aid in those courts.
For further details about the Department for Constitutional Affairs, please visit their Website at http://www.lcd.gov.uk.
www.cjsonline.org.uk /access/working/lcd.html   (211 words)

  
 Department of Constitutional Affairs | Powered by hays.com - Specialist Recruitment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The DCA is committed to fair and open competition and is an equal opportunities employer.
The DCA is open to explore flexible working and for instance, recognise the diversity within its workforce and seek to accommodate individual leave requirements.
The Department for Constitutional Affairs is committed to the employment and careers of people with disabilities.
www.hays.com /jobs/dca/terms.html   (992 words)

  
 The Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners
The draft Bill, published by the newly created Department for Constitutional Affairs, promises to give them more control over issues such as the treatment they receive, how they spend their money and where and how they live.
This policy applies to the administration of medication to inpatients/clients who cannot give consent to treatment who are refusing to take tablets or syrup when openly presented to them, and for whom medication is then administered in food such as jam or in flavoured drinks or other substances.
Department of Health Draft Consent Forms: 1: Patient agreement to investigation, treatment or operation 2: Form for adults who are unable to consent.
www.markwalton.net /bournewood.asp   (4463 words)

  
 Maintel: Maintel wins Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) contract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We are pleased to announce Maintel have been awarded a four year contract to maintain the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) network of Panasonic, Siemens and Meridians systems.
The DCA are responsible in government for upholding justice, rights and democracy.
The aim of the DCA is to provide for effective and accessible justice for all, to ensure the rights and responsibilities of the citizen and to modernise the law and constitution.
www.maintel.co.uk /mainnews_258.htm   (146 words)

  
 Researching Constitutional Law on the Internet: World Constitutions/Comparative Constitutional Law
Constitutions of Francophone Countries (Agence pour la Francophonie; constitutions in French; see also Association des Cours Constitutionnelles ayant en Partage l'Usage du Français which includes databases for searching the full texts of constitutional and legislative documents, administrative rules, jurisprudence, and doctrine of 36 countries by keyword, country name, and fields)
The Constitution of 1958 and Its Amendments (French Constitution in English translation; translation prepared by the Press, Information and Communication Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Affairs Department of the National Assembly, May 1997)
Russian Constitutional Court: Constitutionality of the Russian Federation Law on "Cultural Objects Removed to the U.S.S.R. as a Result of World War II and Located in the Territory of the Russian Federation", No.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /~llou/conlaw.html   (2425 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - DCA - Lord Falconer - Charles Falconer - Lord Chancellor - LegalDay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Department for Constitutional Affairs - DCA - Lord Falconer - Charles Falconer - Lord Chancellor - LegalDay
Department for Constitutional Affairs - DCA - Lord Falconer - Charles Falconer - Lord Chancellor
Wasted Costs DCA plans to change rules on criminal cases, anyone who causes a case to collapse through serious misconduct could have to pay, at present only parties to case or their lawyers can be held liable 16.09.04 DCA Press Release
www.legalday.co.uk /current/practice/dca.htm   (560 words)

  
 Consilio: The online Law student journal
Increasing the diversity of the judiciary - judges to come from wider pool of applicants: The Department for Constitutional Affairs will legislate to allow a wider group of legal practitioners to apply for judicial office, and to reduce the legal years’ experience required before applying.
Legal profession: The aim of this study carried out on behalf of the Department for Constitutional Affairs.is to identify whether there might be either under or over supply of barristers willing to take on legal aid cases.
It includes how the consultation process has influenced the final shape of the policy and the conclusions that the Department reached on some of the proposals for the procedures to be followed with the new Tribunal.
www.spr-consilio.com /editreview.html   (6236 words)

  
 Lords Hansard text for 21 Dec 2004 (241221w05)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Department of Health does not routinely collect information on the number of people receiving aftercare upon discharge from compulsion, or the length of time for which they receive it.
We are commissioning some further work to estimate the aftercare costs that would arise from the proposed arrangements under the draft Mental Health Bill, including the transitional arrangements.
Whether they intend to introduce an amendment to the Inquiries Bill to give effect to the recommendation made by the Lord Chief Justice and the Judges' Council that the appointment of a judge to chair a public inquiry should be made with the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/ld199900/ldhansrd/pdvn/lds04/text/41221w05.htm   (1073 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Appointment of Fee-Paid Service Members of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs - Appointment of Fee-Paid Service Members of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals 2005
Renewal for further periods of five years is automatic subject to the individual's agreement and the upper age limit unless a question of cause for non-renewal is raised, or the individual no longer satisfies the conditions or qualifications for appointment.
Application packs can be downloaded from the Department's website www.judicial-appointments.org.uk; (current competitions) or obtained either by telephoning 020 7210 0123, faxing a request on 020 7210 0124, by e-mailing
www.judicial-appointments.org.uk /appointments/fpsmpat05/fpsmpat05adv.htm   (303 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Definition up Erdmond.Com
It's creation was announced on 12_June 2003 with the intention of replacing the Lord_Chancellor's_Department.
Administratively it incorporates the Wales_Office and the Scotland_Office, but those offices remain the overall responsibility of the Secretary_of_State_for_Wales and Secretary_of_State_for_Scotland respectively.
Opinions of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Relating to Indian Affairs, 1917-1974
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 Constitutional Reform: A New Way of Appointing Judges
  This constitutional change must include a change in the way the Queen is advised on judicial appointments.
Should either (i) the Judicial Appointments Commission, or (ii) a body overseeing the work of the Commission, have a role in advising the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs or the Lord Chief Justice on complaints and disciplinary matters?
The Society does not consider that the new Commission should be responsible for dealing with complaints and disciplinary matters.
home.btconnect.com /cwhls/consultations/response_judicial_appointments.html   (1795 words)

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