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News October 2014

Police Commissioners Reject Legal Review Curbs 27th October 2014

Police Tsars Reject Legal Review Curbs Vera Baird called the changes a “worrying interference with the rights of ordinary people” Chris Harris/The Times Frances Gibb Legal Editor, The Times Newspaper   Ministers’ plans to curb the rights of individuals...

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS) 21st October 2014

Vera Baird QC response to the request for views on the current Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS)  Q1. Please give an overview of how the ARIS funding you have received over the last year has been used. Incentivisation funding...

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Correspondence sent by Commissioner Baird to Chris Grayling MP in relation to the new Anti-Social Behaviour Powers 20th October 2014

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France London SW1H 9AJ 20th October 2014 Dear Secretary of State, Anti-Social Behaviour Powers As today sees the launch of the Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, I am...

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Labour MP Nick brown Urges Party Not to Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners 20th October 2014

Labour MP Nick Brown Urges Party Not to Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners Oct 17, 2014 19:00 By Jonathan Walker from the Journal Newspaper A leading Labour MP has urged his party to rethink plans to axe Police and...

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Commissioner Sets Out Community Remedy Options 16th October 2014

  Community Remedy, as a provision of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014), seeks to ensure that victims of low level crime or anti-social behaviour have a say in how the offender is dealt with when the matter...

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Action Needed to tackle the True Cost of Alcohol 15th October 2014

As alcohol-related NHS admissions hit almost 10 million in England, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has again called for action to be taken in stemming the consumption of alcohol. Already this year Mrs Baird, together with fellow...

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Commissioner Welcomes Local Mental Health Pledge 15th October 2014

A locally organised event supporting people experiencing a mental health crisis has been welcomed by Vera Baird. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria was speaking about the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat workshop being held later this month...

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Commissioner Criticises TV Presenters Comments on Rape 14th October 2014

The comments of broadcaster Judy Finnigan in her debut on the TV programme ‘Loose Women’ in relation to a high profile rape case involving a footballer have been criticised by Vera Baird. The former Richard and Judy star was...

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Commissioner Supports ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ 14th October 2014

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is encouraging people to support the TUC as it urges ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. This Saturday, 18 October, a march supporting the living wage takes place in London with other demonstrations...

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Requirement  to commission a Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Intervention Programme for the City of Sunderland 8th October 2014

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police has a requirement  to commission a Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Intervention Programme for the City of Sunderland. Domestic Abuse is a priority within the Commissioner’s Violence against Women and Girls Strategy and...

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