Fisheries and Brexit
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8396
Following Brexit, the UK will no longer be part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. It will become an independent coastal state and be fully responsible for managing fisheries in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 miles.
The Fisheries Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8442
Committee stage of the Fisheries Bill 2017-19 in the House of Commons was completed on 17 December 2018. The Bill will allow the UK to manage fisheries within its territorial waters once it has left the Commons Fisheries Policy. There is no date set for Report.
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN01403
An analysis of asylum statistics and trends in the UK and other EU countries. Statistics on asylum seekers and refugees in the UK are published by the Home Office, while statistics on asylum in EU28 countries are published by Eurostat. These statistics contain data on the number of people applying for asylum and the outcomes of asylum applications.
Spring Statement 2019: Background briefing
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8517
This briefing sets out the background to Spring Statement 2019 which will take place on Wednesday 13 March. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8515
A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on plastic waste in the UK, including statistics on plastic waste and information on UK Government and devolved Government plans and ambitions to reduce avoidable plastic waste and examples of voluntary initiatives from the plastics industry, environmental groups and retailers.
Personal, social, health and economic education in schools (England)
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7303
This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the rules relating to the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) in England, as well as introducing the debates about the quality of provision and the subject’s statutory status.
South Sudan: March 2019 update
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7944
South Sudan was born in 2011. Since the moment of its birth, its people have been embroiled in turmoil, conflict and suffering. Although the civil war which has raged since 2013 has complex roots, observers attribute much of the blame to its leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former First Vice-President Riek Machar, who head up opposing political and armed factions of the ruling party. Over the last year or so, there have been renewed peace efforts. Could this mean peace at last?
Tax statistics: an overview
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8513
This briefing provides an overview of tax statistics, including recent trends, forecasts, and distribution of taxpayers.
Lord Constantine (1901–1971): Profile
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0027
Lord Constantine was a West Indian cricketer and politician, who became the first person of
non-European descent to be awarded a life peerage. This briefing provides biographical information including an overview of Lord Constantine’s career and a summary of his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
Women in Parliament and Government
Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN01250
This briefing includes latest figures on the proportion of women in Parliament and elected bodies across the UK and throughout the world.
UK adoption of EU external agreements after Brexit
Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8370
The UK Government has been seeking to replace the EU’s international agreements with third countries in time for Brexit day. The EU has over a thousand international agreements, covering trade, aviation, nuclear co-operation and other issues but it remains unclear how many are relevant to the UK. EU free trade agreements cover more than 70 countries, and the UK has so far signed replacement free trade agreements covering ten of these.
Topics: Asia, Aviation, EU external relations, EU law and treaties, Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Human rights, International development, International economic relations, International organisations, International trade, Parliament
Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year
Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0059
A debate on ‘Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year’ has been scheduled for Thursday 7 March 2019 in the Main Chamber. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from James Duddridge MP and David Hanson MP from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Unemployment by ethnic background
Published Monday, March 4, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06385
The unemployment rate is higher for people from a BAME background than from a White background, although the rate varies considerably by ethnic group. This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender.
Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill 2017-19
Published Saturday, March 2, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8493
This Briefing Paper was prepared for the second reading of the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill 2017-19 on Monday 11 February 2019. It was updated after Committee Stage on 26 February 2019.
2019 Benefits Uprating
Published Friday, March 1, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8458
2019/20 is the final year of the four-year freeze, which keeps most working-age benefits and tax credits at their 2015/16 cash values. Non-frozen benefits, mainly those aimed at disabled people and carers, rise in line with CPI inflation (+2.4%). The triple lock delivers a 2.6% increase to the new State Pension (£168.60 in 2019/20) and the Basic State Pension (£129.20).