Liberal Democrat news
The UK's drugs laws need radical change, Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker has said today.
Norman's call comes as the government publishes a major report on drugs policies around the world.
Schools will be offered £2m to help them tackle homophobic bullying.
The funds will be offered to charitable and not-for-profit organisations that suggest creative ideas to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools across the country.
Reacting to the news that the UK has fallen to 26th in the ‘World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report’, Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said:
High paid executives who take a redundancy payment from the public sector and then to return to work in the same part of the public sector within a year will need to repay the taxpayer Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced today.
Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone recently visited Somalia. Here she writes about breaking the silence of violence against women and girls in Somali and beyond.
Liberal Democrat Business and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson has invited leading experts on gender stereotyping to a summit to discuss the prevalence of issues such as lad culture, gender equality and online bullying.
The event comes at a time when the conversation around gender equality is growing louder and will bring together experts from universities from across the country.
Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has written the following article for Mumsnet, in response to comments made regarding his announcement on equalising paternity and maternity pay in the civil service.
Nick announced this week that fathers in the civil service who choose to share parental leave with their partners will be entitled to the same paternity pay as mothers.
Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the international community to do more to stop people with disabilities being left behind.
Speaking at the Disability Date Conference in London, Lynne said better global disability data is needed in order to improve support for those affected in developing countries.
Following the publication of a report by NHS England which outlines CEO Simon Steven’s five-year forward view on the health service, Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb said:
Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a TechNorth, a new scheme to co-ordinate the existing digital technology expertise of Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle.
The government will be investing in an organisation that will promote TechNorth internationally to encourage global businesses to invest in the North.
TechNorth is born out of the Northern Futures project - in which Nick Clegg is asking people in the North what our Northern cities need to do in order to work together to compete globally and to boost their economic growth.