Domestic violence in England and Wales
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06337
The Queen's Speech 2017 promises a draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, and measures in the Courts Bill to deal with suspects cross examining victims. This Briefing Paper looks at the background.
E-petition 231147 relating to the sale of fireworks to the public
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0259
A Westminster Hall debate on E-petition 231147 relating to the sale of fireworks to the public is scheduled for Monday 26 November 2018 at 4.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Helen Jones MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee.
Autumn Budget & Finance (No.3) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0241
The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the Autumn Budget on 29 October. The Finance (No.3) Bill 2017-19 was published on 7 November, and the Bill's Second Reading was on 12 November.
Burma: November 2018 update
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8443
After a brief period when Burma was viewed by the rest of the world as an inspiring 'success story', the country is once again the target of strong international criticism over the Rohingya crisis. This briefing surveys developments since the beginning of 2018.
Constituency casework: asylum, immigration and nationality
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN03186
Members of Parliament handle an enormous number of immigration, nationality and asylum enquiries from constituents. This briefing provides a brief overview of the UK’s immigration and asylum system and basic British nationality law. It also outlines the legal restrictions on giving immigration advice, gives some suggestions on handling constituents’ enquiries, refers to some sources of information that may be helpful for straightforward questions, and highlights training courses available to Members’ staff.
Armed Forces Covenant
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0256
A general debate on the ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ has been scheduled for Thursday 22 November 2018 in the Main Chamber.
Stalking: Developments in the law
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06261
A Private Members' Bill with Government support aims to introduce new civil Stalking Protection Orders. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 was introduced to deal with stalking, but critics argued that it was not effective enough. Scotland introduced a specific offence of stalking in 2010, and England and Wales created two new specific offences in 2012. Northern Ireland still relies on the more general offence of harassment.
Brexit: the exit bill
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8039
The financial settlement - often labeled the 'exit bill' or 'divorce bill' - sets out how the UK and EU will settle their outstanding financial commitments to each other.
The use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0258
On 6 December 2018, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the Use of section 21 evictions in the private rented sector. The debate is scheduled to start at 1.30pm and the Member sponsoring this debate is Karen Buck MP.
Armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0257
A Westminster Hall debate on ‘Armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 27 November 2018 from 9.30am to 11.00am. The debate has been initiated by Jim Shannon MP.
Public service pensions - employer contributions
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7539
Discusses the impact of reductions in the SCAPE discount rate used in valuations of unfunded public service pension schemes
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7840
This Commons Library research briefing contains a list of commonly-used terms and acronyms that have needed clarification since the United Kingdom voted in the June 2016 EU referendum.
Topics: Common Agricultural Policy, Economic and monetary union, Energy, EU budget, EU defence policy, EU enlargement, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, International law, International organisations
The Fisheries Bill 2017-19
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8442
Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill 2017-19 will take place in the House of Commons on 21 November 2018. The Bill will allow the UK to manage fisheries within its territorial waters once it has left the Commons Fisheries Policy.
UK Trade by Country and Commodity or Service
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0125
This House of Lords Library Briefing contains information on the UK’s international trade, both by country (or area, such as the EU) and by type of commodity or service being traded.
Number of urgent questions in the House of Commons since 1997
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8344
Urgent questions are a category of oral questions that allow all MPs not in the Government to put a question to a minister without the usual notice required for oral question time and without the need to be drawn in a ballot.
Investing in nursing higher education in England
Published Monday, November 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0252
This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled “Investing in nursing higher education in England”. This will be led by Ms Eleanor Smith MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st November from 2.30pm.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, November 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