Skills devolution in England
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0017
A Westminster Hall debate on skills devolution in England is scheduled for Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 9:30am. The Member initiating the debate is Catherine West
E-petition 201947 relating to fireworks
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0018
A Westminster Hall debate on E-petition 201947 relating to fireworks is scheduled for Monday 29 January 2018. The Member leading the debate is Susan Elan Jones MP, a member of the Petitions Committee.
Size and strength of the British armed forces
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0016
A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Size and strength of the British armed forces’ is scheduled for Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 9.30am. The Member initiating the debate is Leo Docherty.
Student loan interest rates FAQs
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8089
This House of Commons briefing paper answers frequently asked questions on student loan interest rates.
Brexit and the environment
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8132
A House of Commons Library Briefing paper discussing current environmental law and policy in the UK and in the devolved nations; preparations for Brexit and potential impacts of Brexit; and the possibility of a tailored UK approach to the environment in the future. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is also discussed in the context of environmental matters, and REACH information is provided as an illustrative case study.
Betting shops: licensing and planning issues
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06919
This Library briefing paper looks at licensing and planning issues relating to betting shops in Great Britain.
Higher education funding in England
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7973
Higher education underwent fundamental changes to how it was financed in England 2012 and there have been ongoing, albeit smaller, changes since then. How has this affected the balance between the broad sources of funding -the taxpayer and graduate and how has the total funding from al sources for universities changed?
Commons Library analysis of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, January 19, 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 begins on 23 January 2018.
Legislating for Brexit: EU decisions
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8205
EU decisions form a large part of EU law but have not been much debated in the context of Brexit. There are different kinds of EU decisions and they are a the main instrument in the EU's foreign policy. This paper looks at the different types of EU decisions and how the EU Withdrawal Bill will deal with them.
Topics: Central government, Common Agricultural Policy, Constitution, Devolution, EU external relations, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Europe, Fisheries, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, International law, Legislative process, Parliament
Social Care: Impact of NHS Plans and Delivery of Services Over the Winter Period
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0007
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on the impact on front line social care of the Government’s NHS plans and the delivery of services over the winter period ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on Thursday 25 January 2018.
The collapse of Carillion
Published Friday, January 19, 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.
Autumn Budget & Finance (No.2) Bill 2017
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0244
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Government's first Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017. The Government published the Finance Bill, to implement the tax measures contained in the Budget, on Friday 1 December, and the Bill received a Second Reading on Monday 11 December.
High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase 2a
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN07082
This paper summarises Phase 2a of the proposed new high speed rail line between London and the North of England (HS2). It gives a brief overview of the scheme, its costs, compensation arrangements and the Bill which will give statutory and planning authority for the construction of the scheme.
Teacher recruitment and retention in England
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7222
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the recruitment and retention of teachers in England, including Government initiatives to increase teacher supply. The briefing also gives an overview of attempts to reduce teacher workload.