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    Research Briefing

    Deploying the armed forces in the UK

    This paper looks at when the armed forces can be deployed in the UK, what they do, and the legal basis.

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    Research Briefing

    Armed forces pay 2022/23

    How is armed forces pay decided? This briefing explains the process, discusses recent pay increases and the planned review of pay.

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    Research Briefing

    The Armed Forces Bill 2019 – 2021

    This briefing paper sets out the background to the Armed Forces Bill 2019-21. This Bill has its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 8 February 2021.

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    Research Briefing

    Armed Forces Bill 2021-2022: Lords amendments

    The House of Commons rejected two amendments made to the Armed Forces Bill in the House of Lords. At their consideration of the Commons reasons for rejecting the changes, two amendments in lieu were proposed and agreed. The Bill will now come back to the House of Commons for further consideration.

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    Research Briefing

    Armed Forces Bill 2021-22: Progress of the Bill

    The Armed Forces Bill 2021-22 completed Committee of the Whole House on 23 June 2021. Remaining stages are yet to be scheduled.

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    Research Briefing

    Iraq in 2022: Forming a government

    In July 2022 Iraq marked its longest period without a government since 2003. What are the challenges to forming a government and what is the outlook for Iraq?

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    Research Briefing

    Nuclear weapons at a glance: India and Pakistan

    This paper briefly examines the nuclear weapons policies, capabilities and programmes of India and Pakistan. It is one paper in a larger series of papers on the nuclear weapon states.

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    Research Briefing

    Armed Forces Bill 2015-16: Lords amendments

    The Armed Forces Bill 2015-16 returns to the House of Commons on 11 May 2016 for consideration of Lords amendments. This briefing paper provides information on these amendments.

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    Research Briefing

    Support for UK Veterans

    This briefing paper details the support available to armed forces veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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    Research Briefing

    Armed Forces Bill 2015‑16

    The five-yearly Armed Forces Bill provides the legal basis for the UK's armed forces and its system of military law.

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    Research Briefing

    Ukraine crisis

    This page features Commons Library publications relevant to the current crisis in Ukraine.

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    Research Briefing

    Nuclear weapons at a glance: United Kingdom

    This paper briefly examines the UK's nuclear weapons policies, capabilities and programmes. It is one paper in a larger series on the nuclear weapon states.

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    Debate Pack

    Srebrenica

    A Backbench Business Committee debate on a motion on Srebrenica is scheduled for Thursday 14 July 2022 in the House of Commons chamber.

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    Research Briefing

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme compensates for injury, illness or death caused by service on or after 6 April 2005.

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    Research Briefing

    Amendments to the Armed Forces Bill

    This note examines the Committee of the Whole House amendments to the Armed Forces Bill that have been tabled thus far.

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    Research Briefing

    The Service complaints system

    The Ministry of Defence is reforming the service complaints system. This Commons Library paper explains the evolution of the system, the role of the Ombudsman, criticism and proposed reforms of the system.

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    Research Briefing

    The Armed Forces Covenant and status in law

    The Armed Forces Covenant is a statement of the moral obligation which exists between the nation, the Government the armed forces.

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