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Pocklington D.,Enviro Law and Policy
Environmental Law and Management | Year: 2010

David Pocklington discusses how a Tory administration would reduce significantly the number of non-departmental public bodies (NDPB). The abolition of the SDC is part of a review of Defra's NDPBs, many of which will have concerns at the Secretary of State's closing comment in her Press Release that she was 'continuing to look closely at Defra's other arm's length bodies' and would 'make further announcements at the appropriate time.' Following a dispute between the French- and Dutch- speaking parties concerning electoral boundaries surrounding Brussels, the five-month-old Belgian government collapsed in April 2010. Elections on June 13 resulted in a victory in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium for the nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), which holds most seats. The absence of the Polish Seal of State nearly triggered a final crisis in the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.


Pocklington D.,Enviro Law and Policy
Environmental Law and Management | Year: 2014

David Pocklington, Director, Enviro-Law & Policy, discusses some news from the environment industry. The protection afforded to the black spiders originating from Doughton, Wiltshire and also London, has come to an end following the judgement of the Supreme Court in R (Evans) v Attorney General. The black spider letters central to the case were 27 pieces of correspondence between the Prince and ministers in seven Whitehall departments between September 2004 and April 2005, a period chosen to comply with FOIA requirements. The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill had been sneaked in the day before parliament's summer recess and was scheduled for a hurried passage through Parliament. Meanwhile, Eric Pickles received a degree of positive acclaim through his involvement in the events leading to the Local Government Act which was granted Royal Assent on 26 March, 2015 and comes into force in England and Wales at the end of May.


Pocklington D.,Enviro Law and Policy
Environmental Law and Management | Year: 2012

The article focuses on the impacts on commuters as a result of delays caused by thefts of copper signaling cable and sustained lobbying by the Church of England and Ecclesiastical, a major insurer of churches, in relation to the theft of lead from church roofs. Recent events provide a demonstration of the factors involved. During 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service launched specific guidance for lawyers on tackling metal theft, which highlights the significant and damaging impact it has on communities and industry. Any legislation in this area is of limited value unless those caught are charged with offences carrying appropriate tariffs and that these are imposed by the courts. However, recent events provide a demonstration of the factors involved. During 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service launched specific guidance for lawyers on tackling metal theft, which highlights the significant and damaging impact it has on communities and industry.

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