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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.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
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Vulnerable Children: Work of the Children’s Commissioner
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0094
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on 14 December 2017 on the following motion tabled by Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (Labour): “to move that this House takes note of the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, On Measuring the Number of Vulnerable Children in England, published in July”.
UK trade with Ireland
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8173
Ireland is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-Ireland trade.
Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05206
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Funding for domestic violence refuges
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0250
On 12 December 2017, there will be a general debate on Funding for domestic violence refuges. Selected by the Backbench Business Committee, this debate is sponsored by Jess Phillips MP and will take place in Westminster Hall.
Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
New-build housing: construction defects - issues and solutions (England)
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7665
This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the existing building control regime and customers’ means of redress when faced with defects in newly built housing. It summarises the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group's 2016 inquiry and recommended actions and explains the Government and industry response.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
The cost of the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8166
Since the acquisition of the UK's first strategic nuclear deterrent in the 1950s, the cost of procuring and maintaining it, and which Government department should finance it, has always been a matter of much debate.
Bach Commission Report: The Right to Justice
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0093
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the final report of the Bach Commission on Access to Justice ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on Thursday 14 December 2017.
Animal Sentience and Brexit
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8155
This is brief provides an overview of the debate over the recognition of animal sentience in UK law after Brexit
Stamp duty land tax on residential property
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07050
This Commons Library paper discusses the reforms to taxation of sales of residential property that have been made in recent years, before looking at earlier debates about the way house sales have been taxed.
Mental health services for post 16 students in England
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8163
This House of Commons briefing paper gives an outline of: recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised.
Taxation of banking
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05251
This note looks at the public debate over the tax treatment of the banking sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, before discussing the different approaches taken in successive years by Labour, Coalition and Conservative Governments
Human Rights Priorities in the Light of Brexit
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0092
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared for a question for short debate due to take place on 12 December 2017 on the Government’s human rights priorities in light of Brexit.
Commons Library Briefing: The new Controlling Migration Fund (England)
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7673
In November 2016 the Government launched a new ‘Controlling Migration Fund’ (CMF) for local authorities in England. A total of £140 million will be available over the four financial years from 2016-17 to 2019-20. £33 million has been distributed through the Fund so far.

Topics: Asylum, Immigration

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: scrutiny of secondary legislation (Schedule 7)
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8172
This briefing paper reviews proposals to scrutinise delegated legislation made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. It considers the Government's approach set out in the Bill and alternative proposals from the Procedure Committee and others.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: clause 7 “the correcting power”
Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8171
This briefing paper covers clause 7 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (EUW Bill), described by David Davis MP, the Secretary State for Exiting the European Union, as the “so-called correcting power”. The paper has been prepared for day 6, scheduled to take place on 12 December, of the Committee Stage of the EUW Bill in the House of Commons.
Future of society lotteries, the Health Lottery and limits on prize values
Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0257
A Westminster Hall debate on the Future of society lotteries, the Health Lottery and limits on prize values, is scheduled for Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Sir Henry Bellingham MP.

Topic: Gambling

Emergency debates in the House of Commons since 1979
Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN04569
A list of emergency debates held in the House of Commons since 1979.
Section 75 employer debt and multi-employer pension schemes
Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7684
Looks at the application of the "section 75 employer debt provisions" to multi-employer pension schemes

Topic: Pensions

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