• Debate Pack

    One of the unfortunate results of the Syrian refugee crisis has been the increasing number of unaccompanied children travelling within Europe, living at migrant camps in Calais, and the plight of those trying to make their way to the United Kingdom or other countries within Europe. A Westminster Hall debate on the issue of unaccompanied children will be held on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 0930hrs. The Member in charge of the debate is David Burrowes.

  • Research Briefing

    This briefing paper explores the current on and off screen diversity in public service broadcasting, including policies in place to improve the diversity of the television workforce. It also summarises the available statistics.

  • Debate Pack

    The Report of the Macur Review was laid before Parliament on 17 March 2016. It is an independent review of the Tribunal of Inquiry, chaired by Sir Ronald Waterhouse, into the abuse of children in care in North Wales since 1974. A Westminster Hall debate on the Macur Review has been scheduled for Tuesday 22 March 2016 at 1630. Liz Saville Roberts will be leading the debate.

  • Research Briefing

    From 6 April 2016, some skilled non-EEA workers with Tier 2 visas will only be eligible to stay in the UK permanently if they are earning at least £35,000. A related e-petition has been uploaded to Parliament’s e-petition website calling for the £35k threshold to be scrapped. Parliament will be debating this petition on Monday 7 March 2016.

  • Research Briefing

    The existing police funding arrangements have been criticised as being complex and lacking transparency. In 2015 the Government consulted on proposals for reform of police funding in England and Wales. These reforms have been delayed. This briefing looks at existing arrangements for police funding in all parts of the UK and explains the proposed new funding formula for England and Wales.

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