10 Downing Street
The website for 10 Downing Street is the portal for all information relating to the Prime Minister.
The website incorporates a wealth of political information from current press briefings and Prime Minister?s statements to an archive of information regarding previous Prime Ministers.
Department for Communities and Local Government
Communities and Local Government was created on 5 May 2006, under the leadership of Ruth Kelly with a vision of prosperous and cohesive communities, offering a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all.
Department for Constitutional Affairs
The Department of Constitutional Affairs was responsible for upholding justice, rights and democracy. Their responsibilities in these areas included running the courts, and improving the justice system; human rights and information rights law; and policy on running elections and modernising the constitution.
Whilst the website is still currently live, the responsibility for all of the above passed to The Ministry of Justice on 9 May 2007.
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries.
They are responsible for Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting, creative industries including film and the music industry, press freedom and regulation, licensing, gambling and the historic environment.
They are the Department responsible for 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games.
In May 2005 they took over responsibility for fashion design, advertising and the arts market from the Department for Trade & Industry (DTI).
Office of Public Sector Information
The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.
Operating from within OPSI, Her Majesty?s Stationery Office (HMSO) continues to exist and fulfil its core activities including responsibility for the publication of legislation and the management of Crown copyright.
On the website one can access UK legislation in full from 1987 ? 2007, apply to re-use Crown copyrght information and access the Government's register of unpublished information.
The Planning Inspectorate deal with the processing of planning and enforcement appeals and holding inquiries into local development plans. They also deal with a wide variety of other planning related casework including listed building consent appeals, advertisement appeals, and reporting on planning applications.
The website provides information regarding Local Development Frameworks; Regional Spatial Strategy together with advice for Inspectors and an informative Newsletter. The Online Appeals Service can be used to submit your appeal or search for existing appeals.
The Law Commission
The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law under review and to recommend reform where it's needed.
The website details areas of law that are currently under review and also hosts full copies of previous and current consultations together with final recommendations, made to the Lord Chancellor.
The Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice was launched 9 May 2007 and took over responsibilities from:
? Department for Constitutional Affairs
? National Offender Management Service
? Office for Criminal Justice Reform
The website provides current guidance on the following:
? Civil procedure rules
? Criminal procedures rules
? Family procedure rules
? Freedom of information
? Human rights
? Data sharing and protection