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In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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* Everyone in their 60s is to be offered screening for bowel cancer - the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK - in a £37.5m programme. Home testing kits will be sent to around 2 million people, who will send samples back to a laboratory for analysis.

* The Prison Service has lost its appeal against 2,504 equal pay claims brought by staff to an employment tribunal. The service could now be forced to pay out £50m to settle claims dating back to the 1990s.

* The Treasury has paid out £14.7m to the Metropolitan Police Authority as reimbursement for the costs of Operation Bracknell, the UK police's response to the Asian tsunami disaster. Teams of officers and staff were dispatched to Thailand and Sri Lanka to work with international policing partners and local authorities.

* The budget for compensating prisoners forced to slop out in Scottish jails has increased by 70% to £44m, according to the annual report and accounts of the Scottish Prison Service for 2004/05. …

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