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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
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NHS and Integrated Healthcare Services
Published Friday, June 29, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0075
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Darzi of Denham (Labour) “that this House takes note of the creation of the National Health Service in 1948, and the case for integration of health, mental health, social and community care to equip the National Health Service for the next 70 years”. It provides a short history of the National Health Service (NHS), and summarises recent debates surrounding the integration of healthcare in England.
Part-time and Continuing Education
Published Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0074
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the motion scheduled to be moved by Baroness Bakewell (Labour) on 5 July 2018 “that this House takes note of part-time and continuing education, and in particular the future of the Open University".
National Health Service: 70th Anniversary
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0073
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides a broad history of the National Health Service since its inauguration on 5 July 1948.
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0072
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill in the House of Lords on 29 June 2018.

Topics: Employment, Pay

Disability in the UK: Rights and Policy
Published Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0071
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Baroness Thomas of Winchester (Liberal Democrat) on 28 June 2018 “that this House takes note of the different challenges facing disabled people in the United Kingdom in 2018”. It provides an overview of the legal framework governing disabled people’s rights in the UK both in domestic law, in the Equality Act 2010, and in international law, in the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. It also examines some possible implications for disabled people of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Armed Forces Day: 30 June 2018
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0070
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of Armed Forces Day, which takes place on 30 June 2018.
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0069
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill in the House of Lords on 29 June 2018.
Armed Forces Reserves
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0068
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord De Mauley (Conservative) on 21 June 2018 “that this House takes note of the contribution of the armed forces reserves to national security”.

Topic: Armed forces

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0067
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of consideration of Commons amendments and reasons in the House of Lords of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, on 18 June 2018.
Support for Carers
Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0066
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the motion moved by Baroness Redfern (Conservative) on 21 June 2018 “that this House takes note of the support available to carers and the Carers Action Plan 2018–2020: Supporting Carers Today”.
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict:19 June
Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0065
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which takes place annually on 19 June to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.
Personal Data, Social Media and Election Campaigns
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0061
This House of Lords Library Briefing was prepared in advance of a debate which was due to take place on 14 June 2018 in the House of Lords. The motion, which was to be moved by Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour), was that “this House takes note of the use of personal data harvested from social media sites in recent election campaigns and Her Majesty’s Government’s response to this”. This debate is no longer taking place.
Impact of ‘Hostile Environment’ Policy
Published Monday, June 11, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0064
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Bassam of Brighton that “this House takes note of the impact of the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ approach towards illegal immigration on those with residency and employment rights”. The Briefing summarises the background to the policy, measures introduced in connection to it, commentary on the impact of the policy, and recent developments, including those relating to the ‘Windrush generation’.
World Day Against Child Labour: 12 June 2018
Published Monday, June 11, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0063
This briefing marks World Day Against Child Labour, which take place every year on 12 June, to focus attention on the global extent of child labour, and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. It sets out the background to 2018 campaign, the International Labour organisation’s definition of child labour and statistics on the global prevalence of child labour. It also discusses the UK’s response to child labour and touches upon the UK’s domestic law and rules on employment undertaken by children.
Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, June 8, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0062
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL] on 20 June 2018.
Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Report: An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
Published Monday, June 4, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0060
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides background information on the recent report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, ahead of a debate on this subject scheduled to take place on 7 June 2018.
Life Peerages Created Since 1958
Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0059
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on all life Peers appointed under the Life Peerages Act 1958.
Proposed UK-EU Security Treaty
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0058
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides an overview of current UK-EU cooperation on security and justice, as well as a summary proposals by the UK and EU for cooperation in this area once the UK has left the EU.
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0057
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords consideration of the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill.
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Summary of Lords Amendments
Published Friday, May 18, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0056
This House of Lords Library Briefing summarises amendments made to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords.

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