Pensions: civil partnerships and same sex marriages
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03035
This note looks at the way in which forming a civil partnership affects rights to state, occupational and personal pensions and at the relevant provisions in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
Local housing allowance and homelessness
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0199
At 9.30 am on 24 July 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Local Housing Allowance and homelessness. The debate will be led by Mr Virendra Sharma MP.
Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny of UK replacement treaties
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8509
The UK is party to hundreds of international treaties with third states or organisations, many of them on trade, by virtue of its EU membership. To continue to benefit from the advantages of these agreements, the Government has been seeking to replace them in a UK bilateral context. The Government has prioritised trade agreements, but has also agreed replacement agreements covering aviation services and safety, and road transport, for example. But Parliament is not happy about the way the Government is carrying out this 'treaty continuity programme' and Committees in both Houses have called for a greater scrutiny role for Parliament in treaty-making processes. This paper looks at what has been going on and what Parliamentary Committees in both Houses have asked for. It includes a table showing where we are with scrutiny of these treaties and what sort of scrutiny they have undergone, both in their precursor form as EU treaties and currently as replacement treaties.
Topics: Agriculture, Aviation, Central government, Civil law, Data protection, Devolution, EU law and treaties, Europe, Fisheries, Human rights, Intellectual property, International law, International trade, Overseas territories, Parliament, Privacy, Railways, Regulation, Roads, Shipping, United Nations
Personal, social, health and economic education in schools (England)
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7303
This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the rules relating to the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) in England, as well as statutory health education from 2020
Higher education student numbers
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7857
Headline student numbers have increased to new records following a short dip after to the 2012 reforms. There are however ongoing concerns about numbers outside this group where trends have not been so positive, including part-time undergraduates, some postgraduates students, overseas students from some countries, especially India, mature students and some disadvantaged groups. There is also uncertainty about the impact of Brexit on EU student numbers.
Humanist marriage ceremonies
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05864
This Commons Library briefing paper considers the status of humanist marriage ceremonies across the United Kingdom and calls for the law to be changed to allow humanist celebrants to conduct legal marriages
Future trade deals and the National Health Service
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0190
The House of Commons Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 242300 relating to future trade deals and the National Health Service" on Monday 22 July at 4.30pm. Mike Hill MP will open the debate.
Bishop of Truro's Review on Persecution of Christians Overseas
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0198
A Backbench Business debate on the ‘Bishop of Truro's Review on Persecution of Christians Overseas’ has been scheduled for Thursday 18 July 2019 in the Main Chamber. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Chris Philp MP, Fiona Bruce MP, Jim Shannon MP and David Linden MP.
Effectiveness of the child maintenance service
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0200
At 2.30 pm on 23 July 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the effectiveness of the child maintenance service. This debate will be led by Martyn Day MP
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, June 2019
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8622
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole. In the latest quarter, there was a fall in unemployment levels and the unemployment rate remains at its joint lowest level since comparable records began in 1971. Despite employment levels increasing, the employment rate fell slightly from the previous quarter. Average pay continued to grow faster than inflation, with pay excluding bonuses growing at its fastest rate since 2008.
Council of Europe: Contribution of Lords Members
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Lords Briefing packs LBP-2019-0090
This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate on the contribution of Members of the House of Lords to the work of the Council of Europe.