The future of medicines regulation


Published 20/11/2017

This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 21 November 2017 from 2.30--4pm on the future of medicines regulation. The debate will be opened by Helen Goodman MP.

Brexit: devolved legislature business


Published 20/11/2017

This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Retail Banking: overdraft and credit card charges


Published 20/11/2017

This note sets out the background and chronology to various challenges mounted by the public and the Office of Fair Trading against credit card companies and high street banks over their charging policies.

Introducing a voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants in England


Published 20/11/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing explains proposals to extend the Right to Buy to assured tenants of housing associations on a voluntary basis. No implementation date for full roll-out has been announced. It is expected that the next step will be the establishment of a large regional pilot scheme.

FAQs: Academies and free schools


Published 17/11/2017

This briefing paper answers FAQs about academies and free schools in England. Topics covered include: academy conversion; school places; special educational needs provision; academy land disposal and sale; funding; and accountability.

Petrol and diesel prices


Published 17/11/2017

This note looks at trends in the price of petrol and diesel at the pump and before tax, possible reasons for the gap in prices between the two fuels and compares prices and taxes in different countries.

Green Belt


Published 17/11/2017

This briefing from the House of Commons library examines some of the controversy about the Green Belt in England and how policy towards the Green Belt might change.

Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators


Published 17/11/2017

Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.

Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators


Published 17/11/2017

Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.

Size and Capability of the UK’s Armed Forces for Contributing to Global Peace, Stability and Security


Published 17/11/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 23 November 2017 on the case for maintaining United Kingdom defence forces at a sufficient level to contribute to global peace, stability and security.