Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England)
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01911
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information about the means-test that applies to care home residents and those in other settings (such as those receiving care at home) in need of social care, and provides information on personal budgets.
Trade in ivory: UK and international policy and regulation
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7875
There has been rising international concern over the declining population of African savanna elephants as a result of ivory poaching, and the subsequent international trade in ivory. In 2016, the UK Government announced plans to ban the sale of ‘worked’ ivory produced since 1947. However, following concern about the proposals, in October 2017 the Government announced that it proposed to introduce a ban on the sale of all ivory. This Commons Library brief details UK and international policy and regulation of the ivory trade.
E-petitions 180642 and 168781 relating to a referendum on Scottish independence
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0219
There will be a debate on the motion "That this House has considered e-petitions 180642 and 168781 relating to a referendum on Scottish independence". The debate will be led by Martyn Day MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Monday 13 November 2017 at 4.30pm.
Vehicle scrappage schemes
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8091
This paper gives a brief overview of the debates about vehicle scrappage schemes in recent years – from the 2009 scrappage scheme introduced by the Labour Government to calls from 2015 onwards for a new diesel scrappage scheme to help improve air quality.
Road Accident Statistics
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7615
Road Accident statistics with various breakdowns and analyses
Sex and Relationship Education in Schools (England)
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06103
This House of Commons Library briefing provides an overview of the legislation and guidance currently in place regarding sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools, and also outlines related reviews and proposals in Parliament.
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8131
This paper provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate since the EU referendum in June 2016.
Topics: Common Agricultural Policy, Economic and monetary union, EU budget, EU Council of Ministers, EU defence policy, EU enlargement, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, European Council, European Parliament
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Supremacy and the Court of Justice
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8133
This Commons Library briefing paper has been prepared for days 1 and 3 of the Committee Stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (EUW Bill) in the House of Commons. It addresses clauses 5 and 6 of the Bill which together provide instructions to the courts on the status and interpretation of retained EU law (the new category of law which clauses 2, 3 and 4 of the EUW Bill would create).
Brexit and state pensions
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7894
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit
Adult ESOL in England
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7905
This briefing provides information on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for learners aged 19 and over in England, including current current provision and funding, past funding changes, and recent reports. It also provides information on the Government's community-based English language programmes.
Impact of Universal Credit on Claimants
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0080
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the impact of Universal Credit on claimants in the House of Lords on 16 November 2017.
Tobacco control policy overview
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8116
The Government’s new tobacco control plan was published in 2017, and seeks to reduce smoking overall and target this inequality in smoking rates. The ambitions in the plans include reducing smoking in adults, young people and pregnant women, ensuring a parity of esteem for those with mental health problems, and supporting evidence based use of innovative technologies to reduce smoking, such as e-cigarettes (now the most popular method for quitting smoking in England ).
Fixed odds betting terminals
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06946
This Library briefing paper looks at the controversy over fixed odds betting terminals.
Report of the Lord Speaker's Committee on reform of the House of Lords
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0222
There will be a debate on the report of the Lord Speaker's Committee on reform of the House of Lords. The debate will be led by Tommy Sheppard MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 9.30am.
Adult further education funding in England since 2010
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7708
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides a summary of how funding for adult further education (including apprenticeships) in England has changed since 2010.