Cool conflicts in Russia’s near neighbourhood
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8477
For many former Soviet States, proximity to a resurgent Russia has given rise to territorial conflicts and thousands of deaths. This paper looks at the areas of conflict, the causes of the conflicts, Russia's role and international attempts to broker peace.
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0006
This House of Commons landing page briefing has been published in advance of a debate on "Widowed Parent's Allowance". This will be led by Liz Saville Roberts MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, starting at 11am and lasting for 30 minutes.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Topics: Animal welfare, Armed forces, Asylum, Aviation, Climate change, Common Agricultural Policy, Consumers, Courts, Data protection, Defence equipment and procurement, Devolution, Economic policy, Employment, Energy, Environmental protection, EU budget, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Health services, Higher education, Human rights, Immigration, Industry, Information technology, International development, International economic relations, International law, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Medicine, Overseas territories, Parliament, Pensions, Railways, Regulation, Research and innovation, Roads, Science, Shipping, Water
International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7976
This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.
Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8332
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 219) was published on Wednesday 6 June 2018. Consideration of Lords amendments by the House of Commons is scheduled for 22 January 2019
Future of the water industry in England and Wales
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0008
MPs will debate the Water Industry, on 22 January 2019 at 9.30am, in Westminster Hall. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides background information as well as parliamentary material, press articles, and further suggested reading.
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | 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.
Mental health and the benefits assessment process
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0005
This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing has been published in advance of a debate entitled “Mental health and the benefits assessment process”. This will be led by Angela Crawley MP and will take place on 22 January 2019 in Westminster Hall, starting at 2.30pm.
Tenant Fees Bill 2017-19: update on progress in Parliament
Published Monday, January 21, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7955
The Tenant Fees Bill will abolish most upfront fees for tenants in England and cap security deposits at the equivalent of five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000. This paper provides background to the Bill, including information on current practice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It explains the Bill's provisions and summarises reactions from tenants, landlords and letting agents. This paper has been updated to include issues raised during Public Bill Committee and subsequent Parliamentary stages. Consideration of Lords amendments is scheduled to take place on 23 January 2019.
Pension Credit - 2017 onwards
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8135
Looks at some of the issues currently raised in connection with Pension Credit - including the introduction of changes for 'mixed age couples'
Balanced budget rule
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0007
On 23 January, there will be a Westminster Hall debate a balanced budget rule, sponsored by Lee Rowley MP. The debate is due to start at 2:30pm.
General debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2019
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0011
There will be a general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 24 January 2019. The subject was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.
The EU27: Internal Politics and Views on Brexit
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8362
The other 27 EU Member States have maintained a largely united front in the Brexit negotiations. This paper examines the views of each of the EU27 on Brexit and any contingency planning for a possible no-deal Brexit. it also provides background on their internal politics and trade and economic statistics.
Topics: Central government, Defence policy, EU budget, EU external relations, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, Europe, International trade, Parliament, Political parties
Local Authority Provision of Essential Services
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0006
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 24 January 2019 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrat), “that this House takes note of the ability of local authorities across the United Kingdom to deliver essential services to their communities”.
Part-time undergraduate students in England
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7966
This House of Commons briefing note gives and overview of the current position of part-time undergraduate education in England. It gives an overview of the numbers of part-time students, the decline in part-time students and discusses the reasons for the decline and the impact on the higher education sector.