Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Lords a leaping

I'm off to the House of Lords later today to see what's widely expected to be something of a Government U-turn.

Ministers are expected to signal that plans to offer NHS workers extra protection from violence and abuse may be extended to Wales after all.

This follows the outcry prompted by the Welsh Assembly Government's request to opt out of part of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill.

Ministers are expected to table an amendment to their own Bill later this week that could see NHS staff in Wales offered the same protection as their English counterparts.

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