Brexit debates 2018
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8246
This paper provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
This paper will be updated periodically.
Brexit and chemicals regulation (REACH)
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8403
A House of Commons Library briefing paper discussing the EU REACH regulation for chemicals and the potential impacts of Brexit including in relation to a no deal scenario.
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday when the legislatures are in session.
What is affordable housing?
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7747
This briefing paper considers how affordable housing is defined in England and looks at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types. It also examines the supply of affordable housing and the role of Housing Benefit in enabling households to access and retain affordable housing.
MPs' changes of party allegiance in the House of Commons since 1979
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02537
This list notes when a Member has changed allegiance from one political party to another or decided to sit as an independent MP. Instances of Members losing or resigning a party whip are also noted.
Overcrowded housing (England)
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01013
This briefing paper explains the current statutory overcrowding standard in England, efforts to update the standard, and Government approaches to tackling the problem.
Published Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0209
A General Debate on Victims Strategy is scheduled for Thursday 11 October 2018.
Missing persons, guardianship and the presumption of death
Published Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04890
This Commons Library briefing paper provides information about looking for a missing person, dealing with their property and affairs while they are missing, and applying for a declaration of presumed death
Published Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01409
This Commons Library briefing paper considers the current basis for divorce, arguments for and against the introduction of "no-fault" divorce, and the Government's consultation paper, Reform of the legal requirements for divorce
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04103
This Commons Library briefing paper on bailiffs summarises recent changes to the regulation of bailiffs, and attempts to answer the most common questions about bailiff action.
Public procurement and contracts
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06029
Procurement accounts for about a third of public spending in the UK. This briefing looks at the legislation and guidance that governs procurement, and government policy in this area. It also looks at problems with procurement and contracts, and offers some pointers on how to find out more about particular contracts.
Returns to a degree
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8389
This House of Commons library briefing looks at the returns of participation in higher education and the benefits of higher education for individuals and society in the context of the rise in participation in higher education, changes in demand for graduates and graduate employment prospects.
Sleep and Long-Term Health
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | POSTbriefs POST-PB-0029
A POSTbrief that describes the research examining the long-term health outcomes associated with disruptions to sleep and the circadian rhythm. Long-term sleep problems are associated with a range of poor health outcomes including increased risk for mental health conditions, obesity and type 2 diabetes, amongst others.