A Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7986
A Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted in the UN on 7 July 2017. It is the first multilateral, legally-binding, instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years. However, none of the nuclear weapon states participated in those discussions and have declared their intention not to sign and ratify the new treaty. The lack of engagement by the nuclear weapon states raises the question of what this treaty can then realistically achieve?
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06077
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics, explaining the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
Children: Introduction of 30 hours of free childcare in September 2017 (England)
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7581
This House of Commons Library briefing paper is about the 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in England which is now available. The eligibility criteria, planning for its introduction in September 2017, funding, the ability and willingness of the childcare market to deliver the policy and early findings are considered.
Government Policy on Proceedings of the House of Commons
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0177
On Monday 9 October 2017, Alistair Carmichael made a successful application for an emergency debate (under Standing Order No 24) on Government Policy on Proceedings of the House of Commons. The debate will be the first item of public business on 10 October (today) and may last for up to three hours.
The retail industry: statistics and policy
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06186
Key data on the retail sector in the UK. Government policy and pressures facing the industry are also discussed.
Commons Opposition Day debates since 1997
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06315
Opposition day debates in the House of Commons since the 1997 General Election - with links to Hansard.
Brexit: trade aspects
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7694
This paper looks at possible options for the UK's trading relationships with the EU after Brexit. The paper has been updated to include a new chapter on trade with non-EU countries.
Availability and Affordability of Housing
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0067
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in advance of the debate on 12 October 2017 in the House of Lords on the availability and affordability of housing.
Common Financial Services Questions
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7262
This Paper looks at a broad range of financial service and financial institution's issues.
Royal Mail delivery office closures
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0174
A Westminster Hall debate on Royal Mail delivery office closures is scheduled for Wednesday 11 October. The Member leading the debate is Helen Hayes MP.
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN04951
This paper sets out situations where there has been no overall control in the House of Commons since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Reconfiguration of NHS services (England)
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8105
House of Commons Library briefing on reconfiguration of NHS services, including recent policy developments, information on consultation and scrutiny powers, and drivers of major service changes.
Nuclear Weapons - Country Comparisons
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7566
There are nine countries in the world that have nuclear weapons. Between them they possess an estimated 15,000 nuclear warheads. This paper is intended as a brief guide to which countries possess nuclear weapons and how they are seeking to either modernise or expand those capabilities. It is also part of a wider Library briefing series on nuclear weapons.
The UK's contribution to the EU budget
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7886
This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back. Potential payments to the EU on or after Brexit - such as the exit bill - are also discussed.
Baby Loss Awareness Week
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0173
This pack has been produced ahead of the general debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Tuesday 10 October 2017 on Baby Loss Awareness Week.
Statutory Homelessness in England
Published Sunday, October 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01164
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides statistics on statutory homelessness in England and explains local authorities' duties to assist homeless households. The paper includes an overview of, and comment on, Government policy in this area.
Mental Health Service Models for Young People
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0563
This POSTnote describes some of the new models of Children and Young People Mental Health Services (CYPMHS) and examines the challenges to their effective implementation.
Brexit: the September negotiations
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8104
What happened at the fourth round of Brexit negotiations from 25 to 28 September 2017? And what did Theresa May say that was so important in her speech in Florence on 22 September? Have discussions progressed sufficiently to move on to a negotiation of the UK's future trade and other relations with the EU? The EU thinks not; the UK is impatient to move on. This is what happened ...
Public sector pay
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8037
This briefing provides an overview of public sector pay policy; the financial implications of the cap and the cost of removing it; trends in public sector pay; and recent debate on the subject.
Globalisation, Technology and Demographic Change and the Future of Work
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0066
This House of Lords Library briefing provides an overview of globalisation, technology and demography and some of the ways in which they affect work and employment in the UK. It then summarises some relevant public policy proposals and suggests material for further reading.