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  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Police powers: stop and search

    This Commons Library briefing paper discusses police stop and search powers. It outlines a recent history of their reform and available evidence on their effectiveness at reducing and detecting crime.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Police powers: Strip searching

    This Commons Library briefing paper discusses police powers to conduct "strip searches". It outlines the procedures for conducting strip searches; the available evidence on the use of strip searches; and recent debate about the impact they can have.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Child Q and the law on strip search

    What powers do the police have to conduct strip searches? And what's the response been following the case of 'Child Q'?

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Public Order Bill, Bill 008 of 2022-23

    The Public Order Bill is scheduled to have its second reading on 23 May 2022. This briefing provides background to the Bill, an overview of its main provisions, and analysis of its proposals.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Regulating online harms

    This Library Briefing looks at the Government's plans to regulate harmful online content.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Effect of police stop and search powers on BAME communities

    A Westminster Hall debate on Effect of police stop and search powers on BAME communities is scheduled for Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Naz Shah MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    E-petition 598986, relating to safety at nightclubs

    A debate on an e-petition relating to safety at nightclubs will take place in Westminster Hall on Monday 8th November 2021, from 6pm. Tonia Antoniazzi MP will open the debate.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Nitrous oxide: No laughing matter?

    This Insight explains what nitrous oxide is and how its use as a recreational drug is currently policed.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] 2019-21

    The Bill seeks to enable the Government to modernise airspace management and air traffic licensing, and to introduce new powers to tackle the unlawful use of unmanned aircraft or ‘drones’.

  • House of Commons Library

    Constituency Casework

    Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse

    A list of contact details for organisations which assist victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Online abuse of elected women representatives

    A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Online abuse of elected women representatives' has been scheduled for Tuesday 21 April 2021 from 9.25-11.00am. The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Universal Credit during the crisis

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper explores how Universal Credit has coped and changed during the coronavirus crisis so far, and what challenges lie ahead for this benefit.

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