Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06077
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics, explaining the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
Household food insecurity measurement in the UK
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0238
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on household food insecurity measurement in the UK to take place in Westminster Hall on 6 December 2016 at 9:30am. The subject for the debate has been chosen by Emma Lewell-Buck MP.
Local Government Pension Scheme investments
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7309
Looks at current debates around whether Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds should pool their investments and whether more can be done to encourage their investment in infrastructure
2017 Benefits Uprating
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7818
This note sets out the main benefit and tax credit rates for the 2017/18 financial year.
Women in the House of Commons: Background Paper
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06651
This briefing paper provides information on the number female MPs currently sitting in the House of Commons. It also gives a history of the campaigns to give women the vote and to allow them to stand as candidates for election.
Constituency casework: schools in Scotland
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7819
This House of Commons Library briefing provides an introduction and reference guide to the key schools-related topics often raised with Members by constituents in Scotland.
Tidal lagoons and UK energy strategy
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0236
This Commons Library Debate pack has been prepared for the debate on the Tidal lagoons and UK energy strategy to take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 2:30pm. The subject for debate has been chosen by Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire.
Social Work Regulation (England)
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7802
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of social work reform and the regulation of the social work profession in England. It also outlines the Government’s proposal for a new social work specific regulator.
Leaving the European Union: UK Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0066
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of the debate on the impact of the withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s armed forces and diplomatic service, to be held in the House of Lords on 8 December. The briefing examines current defence capabilities and cooperation between the UK and the EU. It then explores the possible future prospects for UK defence, particularly the role of the armed forces. The latter part of this briefing examines the UK’s diplomatic service, highlighting some of the issues that have arisen about the UK’s diplomatic relationship with the EU and its global role following the UK’s withdrawal. For reasons of brevity, this briefing does not examine the implications of the UK’s withdrawal on wider external relations, such as the UK’s future trade relationships with other countries in and outside the EU, or the impact on overseas development policy. Further reading on these subjects is identified in section 3.
Tree planting in the UK
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0241
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 9.30am. The debate will be opened by Chris Davies MP.
Student loan statistics
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN01079
Student loans are the main method of direct government support for higher education students. More than £10 billion is loaned to students each year, this is expected to grow rapidly and reach around £330 billion (2014-15 prices) by the middle of this century. The expansion of loans has raised questions about graduate repayments and ultimately the cost of the system to the taxpayer
Bus Services Bill [HL] 2016-17
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7545
This paper explains the policy background to and contents and purpose of the Bus Services Bill [HL] 2016-17.
Tuition fee statistics
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN00917
This note gives a brief summary of statistics on aggregate tuition fee liability/payment under the current and previous systems; the impact on student numbers, payment by student characteristics and the contribution of tuition fees to higher education funding. Some statistics cover England and Wales, although more recent data on variable fees and the post 2012 system is for England only.
Free school statistics
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN07033
The creation of free schools was one of the major education reforms introduced by the current Government. The first 24 free schools opened in September 2011 and this had increased to 425 at the start of 2016/17. More than 200 new free schools have had their applications successfully approved and are expected to open in the future.
By-election results since the 2015 General Election
Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7417
This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2015 election. Currently there have been seven by-elections, the latest one was in Richmond Park which was held on 2 December 2016.
Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.