This paper explains how passenger rail services are provided in England and the policies of successive governments towards rail franchising. It also looks at those proposals which have been put forward for further reform – specifically more partnership working, competition, public ownership and devolution.
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit
When can the armed forces be deployed in the UK? This Commons Library briefing paper looks at Military Aid to the Civil Authorities
This Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] on 8 September 2017.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers surrogacy and parental orders, in particular the current position for single people who are unable to obtain such an order.
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords consideration of the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL].
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.
Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
This briefing paper sets out the constitutional basis to the Royal Prerogative, describes general prerogative powers and the Crown's personal prerogative powers. It then sets out recent proposals for reform, and the case law that has led to the current understanding of the prerogative.