This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 12 September 2016 at 4.30pm on an e-petition entitled ‘Urge the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade’. The subject for the debate was selected by the Petitions Committee, and the Member in charge is Oliver Dowden.

  • Debate Pack

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate on tenant farming to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 3.30pm. The Member in charge is Nusrat Ghani. A key focus of the debate is expected to be the Tenant Farmers' Association's 10+ campaign. The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced quickly after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

  • Research Briefing

    In November 2013, the National Offender Management Service revised the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme for prisoners. The changes have been controversial, particularly in relation to prisoners’ ability to have steel-stringed guitars or to receive books sent from outside prison. It was reported on 29 July 2014 that, in response to feedback from prison governors, the ban on steel-stringed guitars had been reversed, although the ban on receiving books would remain.

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