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    World Oceans Day 2021

    There will be a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on 8 June 2021 to mark World Oceans Day.

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    Research Briefing

    Occupational pension increases

    Looks at the requirements on private sector Defined Benefit occupational pension schemes to index and revalue pension benefits and recent debates

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    Global Britain, human rights and climate change

    A debate on Global Britain, human rights and climate change is scheduled to take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7 September 2021, from 4:30-5:30pm. The debate will be opened by Hywel Williams MP.

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    Effect of the covid-19 outbreak and the abolition of Public Health England on achieving a smokefree England by 2030

    A debate will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 12 November 2020 on the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak and the abolition of Public Health England on achieving a smokefree England by 2030. The debate will be opened by Mary Kelly Foy MP. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.

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    Electric vehicles and infrastructure

    This paper explains what electric vehicles are and how successive governments have planned for infrastructure and provided vehicle grants and incentives to encourage and accommodate their growth. It also sets out how the electricity grid is preparing to accommodate any increased demand from EV charging and looks at comparative emissions from EVs and conventional vehicles.

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    COP26: the international climate change conference, Glasgow, UK

    This briefing on the COP26 climate change conference to be held in Glasgow in November 2021 covers the work of the UK and president designate, Alok Sharma in the lead up COP26. It also covers the priorities set out for the conference together with progress to date on these.

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    Global human security

    A Westminster Hall debate on Global human security will take place on Tuesday 13 April from 11.25am until 12.55pm. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Wera Hobhouse MP

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    Effect of the covid-19 outbreak on retirement communities

    On 1 July 2021 at 3:15pm there will be a Westminster Hall Debate on the covid-19 pandemic experience of retirement communities. This debate will be led by Jim Shannon MP.

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    Integrated Review 2021: Summary

    The Government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: Global Britain in a Competitive Age, on 16 March 2021. Billed as the biggest review of the UK's defence and security since the end of the Cold War, it sets out the UK's approach to the expected challenges of the next decade.

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    World Social Work Day 2021

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘World Social Work Day 2021’ has been scheduled for Thursday 18 March 2021 from 3:15pm. The debate has been initiated by Emma Lewell-Buck MP and David Simmonds MP.

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    Deforestation in the Amazon

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 23 June 2021 on deforestation in the Amazon. The debate will be opened by the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.

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    UK steel industry: statistics and policy

    The UK steel industry: a statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects and challenges; summary of Government policy.

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    Climate Assembly UK

    The report from Climate Assembly UK, The Path to Net Zero, will be debated in the House of Commons on 26 September 2020. Climate Assembly UK was jointly commissioned by six Parliamentary Select Committees in 2019 to answer the question of how the UK should meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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    Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

    A debate on the "Publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy" has been scheduled for Tuesday 9 February 2021 in the main House of Commons Chamber. The debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Tobias Ellwood MP and John Spellar MP.

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    Global education for the most marginalised

    A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Global education for the most marginalised' is scheduled for Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 2:30-4:00pm. The Member leading the debate is David Linden MP.