Master Trust regulation
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7758
Looks at provisions to regulate Master Trusts (a kind of pension scheme used by many employers for auto-enrolment) in the current Pension Schemes Bill
The Midlands Engine
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0021
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the Midlands Engine to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 24 January at 9.30am. The subject for debate has been chosen by Chris White MP.
Access to Kadcyla and other breast cancer drugs
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0029
There will be a backbench business debate on access to Kadcyla and other breast cancer drugs on Thursday 26 January 2017.
UK relations with West African countries
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0028
The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02802
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.
Suicide: summary of statistics
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7749
A summary of statistics on suicide rates in the UK. Includes charts and data on England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, trends by gender, trends by age, and trends by English region.
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN03336
27% of adults in England are obese. A further 36% are overweight. This briefing provides statistics on the obesity among adults and children in the UK, along with data on prescriptions, surgery, and international comparisons.
Parliament's role in ratifying treaties
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05855
Parliament now has a statutory role in ratifying treaties: the government must lay most treaties before Parliament for 21 sitting days before it can ratify them, and the Commons can block ratification indefinitely. However, there is no statutory requirement for a debate or vote, and parliament cannot amend treaties.
NHS Winter Pressures 2016/17 - Weekly Update
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07057
Weekly update on NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England. Includes data for accident and emergency diverts, bed days lost to Norovirus closures, trusts facing operational pressures, and bed occupancy.
Debate on an e-petition on banning non-compostable and non-recyclable packaging
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0024
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 23 January 2017 at 4.30pm on e-petition 167596 to ban all non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging in the UK. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Petitions Committee and the debate will be opened by David Mackintosh MP.
Reform of Freshwater Abstraction
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0546
In some parts of the UK, high levels of water abstraction are reducing the quantity and quality of surface water (rivers, lakes) and groundwater (water accumulated in spaces in soil and rocks). This POSTnote sets out the challenge of balancing competing requirements for freshwater, and summarises proposed reforms to the abstraction system in England and Wales and their implications