Recruitment and retention of GPs
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0080
There will be a debate entitled "Recruitment and retention of GPs". This will be led by Bridget Phillipson MP and will take place in Westminster Hall at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 28th March 2018.
Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8263
This paper provides an overview of the Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] 2017-19. The Bill provides for new offences of shining or directing a laser beam towards a vehicle or air traffic facility, for which the maximum penalty would be imprisonment up to 5 years, an unlimited fine, or both.
Social mobility and the economy
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0079
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the debate and this page will be updated when it is made available. You can be notified when this takes place by emailing email@example.com.
The public finances: a historical overview
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8265
The past 300 years have seen major changes in the way Britain handles its public finances. This briefing paper looks at trends in public income, spending and debts during this time, and comments on how the money was raised, spent and scrutinised by Parliament.
Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8219
Looks at the issues discussed in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes White Paper published on 19 March 2018
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN03336
26% of adults in England are obese. A further 35% are overweight but not obese. This briefing provides statistics on the obesity among adults and children in the UK, along with data on prescriptions, surgery, and international comparisons.
General Debate: the Economy
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0076
There will be a general debate on 'The Economy', to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 22 March 2018.
The Chemical Weapons Convention
Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8258
This short briefing paper looks at the Chemical Weapons Convention in the context of the attack in Salisbury in March 2018.
Stimulating housing supply - Government initiatives (England)
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06416
This Commons Library Briefing Paper summarises key Government initiatives aimed at increasing housing supply in England since 2015. The paper makes reference to planning measures but does not cover them in any detail.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Topics: Animal welfare, Armed forces, Asylum, Aviation, Climate change, Common Agricultural Policy, Consumers, Courts, Data protection, Defence equipment and procurement, Devolution, Economic policy, Employment, Energy, Environmental protection, EU budget, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Health services, Higher education, Human rights, Immigration, Industry, Information technology, International development, International economic relations, International law, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Medicine, Overseas territories, Parliament, Pensions, Railways, Regulation, Research and innovation, Roads, Science, Shipping, Water
Child maintenance: variations, including "unearned income" rules (UK excluding NI)
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7773
This House of Commons Library briefing note sets out the rules on variations, including the grounds for a variation under the “2012 scheme” administered by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), how to request a variation, and sources of further information. From a policy standpoint, it compares the current variations rules to those for the legacy “2003 scheme”, and notes criticism of the changes and parliamentary debate of them.
UK Fifth Carbon Budget
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7555
A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on the UK Fifth Carbon Budget, including information on the Climate Change Act 2008, the Committee on Climate Change's proposals and the Government's Clean Growth Strategy. Information on progress against carbon budgets is also provided.
Northern Ireland since May 2016: developments
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8231
Overview of political developments in Northern Ireland since the Assembly election of May 2016, providing a background to the collapse of talks on re-forming a Northern Ireland Executive in February 2018.
Belfast Agreement: 20 Year Anniversary
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0030
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides background information on the Belfast Agreement, in the light of its forthcoming twentieth anniversary.
Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0072
This House of Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled "Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016", which will be led by Dr Philippa Whitford MP. It will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9.30am.