Criminal record checks

Abolish CRB checks and the proposed Independent Safeguarding Authrority.  These are unnecessary, because they will only pick up people who already have a criminal record.  People who have a tendency to abuse children or elderly or other vulnerable people who have not yet been caught, will not be picked up.  These checks are also now causing enormous resentment among people in the community who volunteer, and may result in less people being willing to volunteer and undergo these checks.

Why is this idea important?

Abolish CRB checks and the proposed Independent Safeguarding Authrority.  These are unnecessary, because they will only pick up people who already have a criminal record.  People who have a tendency to abuse children or elderly or other vulnerable people who have not yet been caught, will not be picked up.  These checks are also now causing enormous resentment among people in the community who volunteer, and may result in less people being willing to volunteer and undergo these checks.

Focus local authority spending on supporting local businesses and people

Force local authorities to focus their spending on supporting local businesses and people, and facititating their prosperity instead of spending money on ever more regulations and enforcement, on road humps, and on any other unnecessary ideas that vociferous minorities demand.

Why is this idea important?

Force local authorities to focus their spending on supporting local businesses and people, and facititating their prosperity instead of spending money on ever more regulations and enforcement, on road humps, and on any other unnecessary ideas that vociferous minorities demand.

Ridiculous speed limits

There seems to be a proliferation of ever decreasing and increasingly ridiculous speed limits where road surfacing has been recently conducted.  These can be 20mph, even 10 mph, and they are so ridiculous that all drivers ignore them.  I don't know what legislation gives rise to this, but it is resulting in temporary road signs becoming things which are not credible any more.  Be realistic, and suggest a limit of say 40mph for goodness sake.

Why is this idea important?

There seems to be a proliferation of ever decreasing and increasingly ridiculous speed limits where road surfacing has been recently conducted.  These can be 20mph, even 10 mph, and they are so ridiculous that all drivers ignore them.  I don't know what legislation gives rise to this, but it is resulting in temporary road signs becoming things which are not credible any more.  Be realistic, and suggest a limit of say 40mph for goodness sake.

Environmental protection

Repeal all the environmental legislation and replace it with a general Act which makes it an offence to pollute the environment in circumstances where it can reasonably practicably have been avoided.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal all the environmental legislation and replace it with a general Act which makes it an offence to pollute the environment in circumstances where it can reasonably practicably have been avoided.

Health and safety

There are far too many health and safety regulations.  There is a very good enabling act, viz. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.  Many of the regulations which have been made under that act are prescriptive and unnecessary.  These lead to unnecessary management suystems and paertrails over incredibly trivial issues.  It is my suggestion that most of the Regulations made under this act should be repealed because the enabling act itself provides a sufficient framework for a safe system of work to be set up where neceesary.  It is only under specific headings where there is a really serious risk, for example asbestos, where specific regulations are necessary in my view.

Why is this idea important?

There are far too many health and safety regulations.  There is a very good enabling act, viz. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.  Many of the regulations which have been made under that act are prescriptive and unnecessary.  These lead to unnecessary management suystems and paertrails over incredibly trivial issues.  It is my suggestion that most of the Regulations made under this act should be repealed because the enabling act itself provides a sufficient framework for a safe system of work to be set up where neceesary.  It is only under specific headings where there is a really serious risk, for example asbestos, where specific regulations are necessary in my view.