• Research Briefing

    This Commons Library briefing paper is a short statistical portrait of the UK's Polish population. It covers the size, age structure, and geographic distribution of the Polish population, and includes statistics on Polish family structure and employment.

  • Research Briefing

    On Thursday 5 May 2016 the second cycle of elections (2012 being the first) for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) took place in England and Wales (excluding the Metropolitan Police, City of London and Greater Manchester). The 40 police areas each elected one PCC. The supplementary vote system was used for the elections.

  • Debate Pack

    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 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

    This note sets out the background and recent events concerning the privatisation of Royal Mail. The privatisation of Royal Mail has taken place in three parts – the majority of the company was disposed of in 2013 and the sales of the remaining parts were in June and October 2015.

  • Debate Pack

    This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the potential economic effects of Swansea Tidal Lagoon to be held on Tuesday 8 March at 2:30pm in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Simon Hart MP. 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.

  • Debate Pack

    This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on Government support for the ceramics industry to be held on Tuesday 8 March at 4:30pm in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Tristram Hunt MP. 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.

  • Debate Pack

    This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the future of high streets to be held at 9:30am in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Mark Menzies MP. 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.

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