Skip to content

Visit tso.co.uk

Daily List 103

Today's highlights

Monday 1 June 2015

Culture & Tourism

Asia conserved. Vol. 2: Lessons learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2005-2009.

World heritage series
Corporate Author:
UNESCO
Author:
Montira Horayangura (editor)

The publication contains 64 well-documented case studies, over 120 technical drawings and 400 photographs. Technical briefs provide the reader with detailed insights on conservation issues within the region, while the essays, authored by the award programme's jury members, reflect on the major trends in heritage conservation across Asia and the Pacific.

  • ISBN: 9789231042294
  • 42.00

Economy

National accounts of OECD countries. Vol. 2015/1: Main aggregates.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The National Accounts of OECD Countries, Main Aggregates covers expenditure-based GDP, output-based GDP, income-based GDP, GDP per capita, disposable income, saving and net lending, population and employment. It includes also comparative tables based on purchasing power parities (PPPs) and exchange rates. Data are shown for 34 OECD countries and the Euro area back to 2005. Country tables are expressed in national currency. Data are based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA).

  • ISBN: 9789264232686
  • 56.00

Government

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL].

House of Lords bills (2015-16) - 1.

The Bill is intended to support delivery of the Government's manifesto commitment to devolve powers and budgets to boost local growth in England, in particular to devolve far-reaching powers over economic development, transport and social care to large cities which choose to have elected mayors and legislate to deliver the historic deal for Greater Manchester. The Bill takes forward a number of reforms which are intended to allow for the implementation of devolution agreements with combined authority areas and with other areas. It is enabling legislation which provides a legislative framework which can be applied flexibly to different areas by secondary legislation. It will enable secondary legislation to: provide for an elected mayor for the combined authority's area who would exercise specified functions individually and chair the authority; provide for the possibility for the mayor additionally to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioner for the combined authority area; where a mayor is to have Police Commissioner functions, cancel Police and Crime Commissioner elections that would otherwise have taken place and allow the current Police and Crime Commissioner's team to be extended until the mayor is in place; remove the current statutory limitation on functions that can be conferred on a combined authority (currently economic development, regeneration, and transport); and provide for streamlined local governance as agreed by councils.

  • ISBN: 9780108000423
  • 5.00

Government

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL].

House of Lords bills (2015-16) - 3.

The Bill provides stronger protection for charities in England and Wales from individuals who are unfit to be charity trustees; equips the Charity Commission with new or strengthened powers to tackle abuse of charity more effectively and efficiently; and gives charities new power to make social investments (investments that pursue both a financial and social return).

  • ISBN: 9780108000447
  • 4.00

Government

Companion to the standing orders and guide to the proceedings of the House of Lords. 24th ed. (2015).

House of Lords papers (2015-16) - Unnumbered.
Corporate Author:
Select Committee on Ad-hoc Printing

This is the 24th edition of the Companion as approved by the Procedure Committee. The Companion is the House's basic procedural manual and this edition incorporates a range of procedural changes agreed by the House in the 2 years since the previous edition was published

  • ISBN: 9780108557972
  • 13.50

Government

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL].

House of Lords bills (2015-16) - 2.

This Bill creates a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the United Kingdom. Clause 2 defines a "psychoactive substance" for the purposes of the Bill. Schedule 1 lists substances, such as food, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, medical products and controlled drugs, which are excluded from the definition. Clauses 4 to 9 make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with the intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances. The maximum sentence is seven years' imprisonment. Clause 10 enables regulations to be made to provide for exemptions to these offences. Clauses 11 to 31 provide for four civil sanctions: prohibition notices, premises notices, prohibition orders and premises orders (breach of the two orders will be a criminal offence) to enable the police and local authorities to adopt a graded response to the production, supply etc of psychoactive substances in appropriate cases. Clause 32 to 50 provide for powers to stop and search persons, vehicles and vessels, to enter and search premises (under warrant) and to forfeit seized psychoactive substances and other items.

  • ISBN: 9780108000430
  • 7.00

Health

Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asia region: annual TB report 2014.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

All 11 Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region have sustained country-wide access to DOTS. Each year, more than 2 million TB cases are registered for treatment, and the treatment success rate among new smear-positive pulmonary TB cases has remained above 85% since 2005, and was 89% in the 2011 cohort. The TB mortality rate has decreased by more than 40% since 1990 and the South-East Asia Region is on track to achieve the global target of a 50% reduction by 2015. The decline in prevalence is observed in all Member States, and in some it is over 50% since 1990. Approximately 39% of the estimated global number of cases occurs in the Region (based on current estimates) as well as almost 30% of the multidrug resistant TB burden. The collaboration between TB and HIV control programmes is improving. Many of the constraints to effective implementation of TB control services in Member States relate to the need to strengthen and better finance national health systems in general, many of which are already overstretched in terms of both infrastructure and staffing. To enable universal access and continue scaling-up of critical interventions, there is an urgent need to sustain current financial commitments and to advocate for additional financial resources.

  • ISBN: 9789290224518
  • 9.00

Health

Regional strategy for protecting health from climate change.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

This publication has been developed to fulfil the decisions taken at the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh Meetings of Ministers of Health of the Member States of the South-East Asia Region held in Thimphu, Bhutan in 2007; in New Delhi, India in 2008, and in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2009. These meetings urged WHO to formulate a regional strategy to combat the adverse health impacts of climate change. WHO was also requested to provide technical support for applied research, facilitate knowledge-sharing between Member States, assist in resource mobilization and facilitate regional coordination to voice common concerns at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In addition, the Regional Committee in 2009 (SEA/RC62/R2) urged the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia to develop a strategy for funding health-related climate action plans. This document is expected to assist Member States in developing, strengthening and updating their national strategies and plans of action on climate change and health.

  • ISBN: 9789290224402
  • 18.00