Broadband coverage and speeds: local statistics, 2017
Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8200
Constituency data on broadband speeds, superfast broadband coverage, availability of full fibre services, and lines that can't get decent broadband.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Tuesday, January 23, 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
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0014
A Backbench Business Committee debate on Joint Enterprise is scheduled for Thursday 25 January 2018. The debate will be opened by Lucy Powell MP.
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01403
An analysis of asylum statistics and trends in the UK and other EU countries. Statistics on asylum seekers and refugees in the UK are published by the Home Office, while statistics on asylum in EU28 countries are published by Eurostat. These statistics contain data on the number of people applying for asylum and the outcomes of asylum applications.
Personal Independence Payment process
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0020
There will be a debate, entitled "Personal Independence Payment process", at 9.30am on Wednesday 31st January 2018. It will be led by Laura Pidcock MP and will take place in Westminster Hall.
NHS Winter Pressures in England, 2017/18
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8210
Pressures on the NHS in England in winter 2017/18, including ambulance handover delays, bed occupancy, norovirus bed closures, and accident and emergency diverts.
The Barnett formula
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7386
This briefing looks at how the Barnett formula works and includes a brief summary of the debate surrounding the formula.
The collapse of Carillion
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8206
Carillion entered compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018. This briefing looks at the causes and consequences of Carillion's collapse.
It will be updated soon to cover more topics.
Application of the Pubs Code 2016
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0019
A Westminster Hall debate on the application of the Pubs Code is scheduled for Wednesday 24th January at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Adrian Bailey.
Proscription of Hezbollah
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0015
A Backbench Business Committee debate on Proscription of Hezbollah is scheduled for Thursday 25 January 2018. The debate will be opened by Joan Ryan MP.
Commons Library analysis of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8107
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19 makes provision for nuclear safeguards after the UK leaves Euratom. This Briefing Paper discusses the background to and content of the Bill. The Bill passed Committee stage without amendment on 14 November 2017 and Report Stage began on 23 January 2018.
Parking policy in England
Published Monday, January 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02235
This briefing paper summarises parking policy in England: civil parking enforcement on public highways; parking on private land; and parking on private roads.
Commons Library Analysis: The UK's refugee family reunion rules: striking the right balance?
Published Monday, January 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7511
Campaigners are pressing the Government to extend the visa provisions concerning refugee family reunion to a wider range of relationships. Two Private Members’ Bills on this topic are currently before the Commons and Lords respectively. The Government’s view is that the existing Immigration Rules and policy guidance already provide a “comprehensive framework” for refugee family reunion in various different scenarios, and that there is no need for primary legislation or Immigration Rules changes.
Published Monday, January 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8208
The resignation of Saad Hariri, Lebanese Prime Minister, then his withdrawal of that resignation drew attention to Lebanon's entanglement with the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.