Gypsies and Travellers


Published 08/09/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the key issues and policies relating to Gypsy and Traveller communities in England. The paper examines a range of issues including: inequalities, racial discrimination, accommodation needs, illegal encampments, health and education outcomes, employment rates, welfare reform and evidence of over-representation in the criminal justice system.

Gambling Advertisements: Effect on Children


Published 08/09/2017

This briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the effect of gambling advertisements on children.

Bereavement leave for families that lose a child


Published 08/09/2017

Trade: Key Economic Indicators


Published 08/09/2017

Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.

Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators


Published 08/09/2017

Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.

Private Member's Bills in the House of Lords


Published 07/09/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing provides a profile of private member’s bills in the Lords and recent statistics for the number passed each session. It also provides examples of the types of private member’s bill introduced and commentary on the reasons why a Member might table a private member’s bill.

Position Papers and Future Partnership Papers on the UK's Future Relationship with the EU


Published 07/09/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing provides an overview of the position papers, future partnership papers and technical notes published by the Government in connection with the Brexit negotiations with the EU.

Energy bills and proposals for reform


Published 06/09/2017

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark wrote to Ofgem in June 2017 to encourage them to implement a “safeguard tariff”. Ofgem are currently consulting on how to take action. The Industrial Strategy Green Paper, published in January 2017, promised an independent energy review to assess the affordability of energy and to inform a roadmap of energy priorities in future. This review was launched in August 2017, under the leadership of Professor Dieter Helm, and will report back at the end of October 2017. In addition, the Queen’s Speech promised a new consumer and markets green paper to examine markets that are not working efficiently or fairly.

16 to 19 Education Funding


Published 06/09/2017

This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing provides information and material in anticipation of the debate, entitled “16-19 Education Funding” and sponsored by Mr Nic Dakin, which will take place on Thursday 7th September at 3.00pm in Westminster Hall.

Transparency of the BBC


Published 06/09/2017

A Westminster Hall debate on the Transparency of the BBC is scheduled for Thursday 7 September 2017 at 1.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Gregory Campbell MP.