Contribution of Sikhs to the UK
Published Monday, April 29, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0101
Westminster Hall debate on the Contribution of Sikhs to the UK initiated by Seema Malhotra MP.
Antisemitism in modern society
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0042
A general debate on antisemitism in modern society
Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 January 2019
Published Friday, January 25, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0011
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27 January 2019.
Islamophobia in the UK
Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0142
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 20 December 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Sheikh (Conservative) “that this House takes note of the impact of Islamophobia in the United Kingdom”.
Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0123
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides an overview of the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill which is due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on 23 November 2018.
Social Indicators 2017
Published Monday, November 27, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7381
This Commons Library research briefing summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include agriculture, crime, defence, education, elections, environment and energy, health, housing, local government, population and migration, social security and transport.
Topics: Church and state, Administration of justice, Agriculture, Alcoholism, Armed forces, Asylum, Benefits policy, Central government, Civil Service, Climate change, Crime, Criminal law, Crown, Defence equipment and procurement, Defence policy, Devolution, Elections, Empty property, Energy, Ethnic groups, Further education, Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions, Higher education, Housing, Housing adaptations, Immigration, Local government, Obesity, Ofsted, Organic farming, Overcrowding, Parliament, Pensions, Political parties, Population, Prisons, Railways, Regeneration, Religion and faith communities, Religious discrimination, Research and innovation, Roads, Schools, Speaker, Sustainable development, Teachers, Vaccination, Voluntary organisations
Ethnicity and religion: Social Indicators page
Published Monday, November 27, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02655
Ethnicity and religion: Social Indicators page providing summary statistics on the ethnic and religious composition of the population.
International Freedom of Religion or Belief
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0197
A debate on ‘International Freedom of Religion or Belief’ has been scheduled for Thursday 26 October 2017 at 1.30pm in Westminster Hall. The debate has been initiated by Jim Shannon.
Addressing Islamic Extremism
Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0526
In the UK, groups that hold extreme views have included nationalists, the far right, and more recently Islamic extremists. Government policy has mainly focused on the latter although the Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech and due to be introduced this year, covers most types. This POSTnote looks at Islamic extremism, radicalisation and deradicalisation, and the policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism.
Easter Trading Bill [HL]
Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0005
This In Focus briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Easter Trading Bill [HL] on 19 June 2015.
Religious Slaughter of Animals
Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN07108
Religious slaughter of animals for food without pre-stunning is currently permitted in the UK for Muslim (Halal) and Jewish (Shechita) methods in line with permitted exemptions to EU slaughter regulations which require pre-stunning. In practice, around 80% of halal meat in the UK is from animals that have been pre-stunned. The UK Government has said that it would prefer all animals to be pre-stunned before slaughter on welfare grounds but it observes the rights of religious communities. However, animal welfare groups, including the British Veterinary Association and RSPCA are calling for an end to non-stun slaughter. All parties in the debate would like to see labelling of meat which provides more consumer information on the slaughter methods used.
Membership of the House of Lords: Ethnicity, Religion and Disability
Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-017
Members of the House of Lords are not required to provide information about their ethnicity, religious beliefs or any disabilities they may have. However, there is continued interest in the representativeness of the House, as currently composed. This Library Note provides background information on this subject: it summarises existing research on the representation in the House of Lords of minority ethnic groups, religions and disability, and sets out some of the challenges in collecting and interpreting this information.
Preventing violent extremism
Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Commons Briefing papers SN05993
This note gives information on the Government’s review of the Prevent strategy, a collection of initiatives aimed at tackling religious extremism, which was inherited from the previous Government. It outlines the new strategy and includes information on the integration work led by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Published Monday, June 11, 2012 | Commons Briefing papers SN01314
This note deals with the concession allowing religious slaughter of animals without pre-stunning