Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Lords Briefing packs LBP-2019-0059
This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming House of Lords debate on harnessing the potential of tidal ranges to generate renewable energy.
Supporting clinical trials and the UK’s future clinical research capability
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0132
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 1.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2019 on supporting clinical trials and the UK’s future clinical research capability. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the debate will be opened by Chris Green MP.
Emergency debates in the House of Commons since 1979
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN04569
This list notes successful applications for emergency debates in the House of Commons and provides a link to the debate in Hansard. Applications for emergency debates made since June 2012 are noted in the Excel spreadsheet.
Number of urgent questions in the House of Commons since 1997
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 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.
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8515
A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on plastic waste in the UK, including statistics on plastic waste and information on UK Government and devolved Government plans and ambitions to reduce avoidable plastic waste and examples of voluntary initiatives from the plastics industry, environmental groups and retailers.
Unemployment by ethnic background
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06385
The unemployment rate is higher for people from a BAME background than from a White background, although the rate varies considerably by ethnic group. This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender.
Building Regulations and Safety: Review and Reforms
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8482
This briefing contains a short overview of the building regulation and fire safety review and proposed reforms following the Grenfell Fire.
Health and Safety Statistics
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7458
Statistics on Health and Safety in the United Kingdom. Information on fatalities, accidents and illnesses by occupation, industry, region and country. Also includes international comparisons.
Knife Crime: Policy and Causes
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0061
This House of Lords Library Briefing explores current government policy in relation to knife crime and some of the possible causes of the recent increase in violent crime.
Topics: Alternatives to prison, Central government, Crimes of violence, Drugs crimes, Economic policy, Economic situation, Internet and cybercrime, Ministers, Offensive weapons, Police, Public expenditure, Public order offences, Schools, Unemployment
The Yemen Peace Process
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0127
A Backbench Business debate in the Main Chamber, on a ‘Motion on the Yemen Peace Process’, has been scheduled for Thursday 23 May 2019. The debate will be led by Keith Vaz MP and Alison Thewliss MP.
Universal Credit and Debt
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0131
On 5 June 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate regarding universal credit and debt. The debate will be led by Ruth George MP.
Four Seasons Health Care Group – financial difficulties and safeguards for clients
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8004
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explores the latest developments concerning the financial state of the Four Seasons Health Care Group – the UK’s second largest care home provider – and (for England) the regulatory oversight of strategically important social care providers and the temporary duty of local authorities to meet people’s needs when a provider suffers business failure. A link to the full report in pdf format can be found at the foot of this page.