Legislative Consent and the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (2017-19)
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8275
An overview of the attempts of the Joint Ministerial Committee on European Negotiations to agree changes to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill to gain legislative consent from the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.
Commons Opposition Day debates since 1997
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06315
Opposition day debates in the House of Commons since the 1997 General Election - with links to Hansard.
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06553
This note discusses zero-hours contracts; a type of contract used by employers whereby workers agree to be potentially available for work although have no guaranteed hours.
Carillion pension schemes
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8316
Looks at the debate around the Carillion pension schemes
Introducing a voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants in England
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7224
The Government has committed to extend the Right to Buy to assured tenants of housing associations on a voluntary basis. No implementation date for full roll-out has been announced. A large regional pilot scheme will begin in the Midlands in 2018 which will inform the shape of the final scheme. This paper provides background on the policy and explains progress to date.
Life Peerages Created Since 1958
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0059
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on all life Peers appointed under the Life Peerages Act 1958.
Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill 2017-19
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8323
A briefing on the Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill 2017-19, which will establish that plant nurseries are exempt from business rates.
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
Published Thursday, May 24, 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.
Brexit: Parliament's role in approving and implementing agreements with the European Union
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8321
There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU). The Government can negotiate and sign an international treaty using its prerogative powers and without any formal parliamentary involvement. Article 50 TEU requires the consent of the European Parliament for the Withdrawal Agreement to be approved.
Proposed UK-EU Security Treaty
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0058
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides an overview of current UK-EU cooperation on security and justice, as well as a summary proposals by the UK and EU for cooperation in this area once the UK has left the EU.
Home education in England
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05108
This briefing sets out the current position relating to home education in England and provides brief information on recent issues raised concerning home education. It covers England only.
Railway passenger franchises
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01343
This is one of two briefing papers on rail passenger franchising. This paper sets out the terms of the various rail franchises in England, Wales and Scotland. A second paper, CBP 6521, sets out in more detail how franchising works and the franchising policy of successive governments.
Outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0130
An opposition day debate on outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS is scheduled for Wednesday 23 May 2018