THE COURT of Appeal riding that nurses who take part in abortions on (the advice of a circular from the Department of Health are acting illegally is to be contested in the House of Lords. The decision to appeal was announced this week by Mr Patrick Jenkin, the Social Services Secretar.!.
FILIPINO workers in Britain held a demonstration in London last Sunday to protest against deportations and to demand the right to stay in this country.
THE FAMILY Service Sisters, or Little Sisters of the Assumption last week reaffirmed their commitment to the "most deprived families and people" in Britain. Nineteen sisters from 12 different Houses in England and Scotland held a ten day meeting, in Liverpool to examine their role alongside the services provided br the Welfare State.
LOCKING up young offenders is "costly, unsuccessful and counter productive," a con ference at Westminster Cathedral conference centre was told this week. Mr Kenneth Brill. general secretary of the National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations, said that harsh, custodial treatment often resulted in "turning loose a potential offender more alienated, resentful and determined than before."