• Debate Pack

    Fuel Poverty

    This Debate pack has been complied ahead of the debate on Fuel Poverty to be held on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 16:30 in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Drew Hendry 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 MPs on request to the Library.

  • Debate Pack

    Preparations for the Paris Climate Change Conference

    This Debate Pack has been complied ahead of the Backbench Business Debate on Preparations for the Paris Climate Change Conference to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 November 2015. 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 MPs on request to the Library.

  • Debate Pack

    Debate Pack: Shale gas

    This debate pack has been complied ahead of the debate on Shale gas on Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 09:30am. The Member in charge of the debate is Kevin Hollinrake 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.

  • Research Briefing

    Privatisation

    Privatisation: This paper examines the economic policy which came to be known as ‘privatisation’ – the transfer of responsibility for an industry or the ownership of a company from the public to the private sector.

  • Research Briefing

    By-elections 2010-15

    The by-election in Rochester and Strood on 20 November 2014 was the 21st since the 2010 General Election. UKIP took the seat from the Conservatives with a majority of 2,920, pushing the Conservatives into second place.

  • Research Briefing

    Stamp prices

    This note sets out the regulatory framework governing stamp prices used by Royal Mail. It sets out the current position on stamp prices and then includes some comparative and historical information on stamp prices.

  • Research Briefing

    Energy Storage R&D

    There is a widely held view that electricity storage has a role to play in the future of energy, helping to integrate increasing levels of renewable generation into the UK generation mix

  • Research Briefing

    TNT Post and Royal Mail: end-to-end competition in postal services

    TNT Post are in direct competition with Royal Mail in parts of London, Liverpool and Manchester – they now provide a full ‘end-to-end’ service in these areas, delivering business post directly to the addresses of customers, and are said to be planning to expand. Royal Mail believe that this competition is a threat to the universal postal service they provide. This note explores the issues, possible responses and the position taken by Ofcom, the regulator, so far.