• Research Briefing

    European Union (Referendum) Bill

    This Private Member’s Bill was introduced to the Commons on 2 July 2014 and requires the holding of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU) before the end of 2017. This Paper has been prepared as a guide in advance of the second reading on Friday 17 October.

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    FoI and Ministerial vetoes

    The Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw, issued the first ministerial veto in relation to a FoI request on 23 February 2009 for the contents of the legal advice on military action against Iraq. Two subsequent vetoes were issued protecting communications on devolution issues and a fourth on. A fourth veto was issued on 8 May 2012 blocking the release of the NHS Transitional Risk Register and a fifth in July 2012 blocking extracts from Cabinet minutes on the military action against Iraq in 2003. The most recent, the sixth, was on 16 October 2012, relating to the release of correspondence from Prince Charles to Government departments. This Standard Note traces the history of the veto within FoI legislation and summarises comparative examples abroad.

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    Intellectual Property Bill [HL] Committee Stage Report

    The Intellectual Poperty Bill would simplify and clarify design protection and ownership, with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises. It would introduce new criminal penalties for copying of UK registered designs, facilitate the UK’s joining the international Hague Agreement, and provide for a new design opinions service. It would also allow for the creation of a Unified Patent Court and the international sharing of information on patents. In addition, there is provision for a research exemption from freedom of information law and for greater accountability on the part of the Intellectual Property Office.

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    Unemployment by constituency, September 2010

    This paper presents labour market data for Parliamentary Constituencies. A summary of the latest national and regional labour market data is given, along with a selection of relevant constituency-level indicators including the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count data.

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    Unemployment by constituency: July 2010

    This paper presents labour market data for parliamentary constituencies. A summary of the latest national and regional labour market data is given, along with a selection of relevant constituency-level indicators including the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count data.

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    Unemployment by constituency, May 2010

    This paper presents labour market data for Parliamentary Constituencies. A summary of the latest national and regional labour market data is given, along with a selection of relevant constituency-level indicators including the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count data, for April 2010.

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    Claimant count unemployment in the new (2010) parliamentary constituencies

    New parliamentary constituency boundaries will be used at the General Election on 6 May 2010. This paper presents data from the labour market statistics currently available for these constituencies, including Job Seeker's Allowance claimant levels in 2005, 2009 and 2010, Job Seeker's Allowance claimant rates, long-term claimants, claimants aged 24 and under, and vacancies recorded at Jobcentre Plus. The data in the paper are not seasonally adjusted, and are available on a monthly basis from 2004.

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    Unemployment by constituency, February 2010

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in February 2010, together with comparisons with the levels in February 2009 and February 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. The paper includes unemployment rates by constituency maps and an annual percentage change map, as well as a summary of the latest labour market data.

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    Unemployment by constituency, January 2010

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in January 2010, together with comparisons with the levels in January 2009 and January 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. It includes unemployment rates by constituency maps and an annual percentage change map, as well as a summary of the latest labour market data.

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    Unemployment by constituency, December 2009

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in December 2009, together with comparisons with the levels in December 2008 and December 1997. The paper also presents residence-based unemployment rates for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. It includes maps of unemployment rates by constituency and an annual percentage change map.

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    Unemployment by constituency, November 2009

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in November 2009, together with comparisons with the levels in November 2008 and November 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. A summary of the latest labour market data is given, along with a selection of other relevant constituency-level indicators.

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    Unemployment by constituency, October 2009

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in October 2009, together with comparisons with the levels in October 2008 and October 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. A summary of the latest labour market data is given, along with a selection of other relevant constituency-level indicators

  • Research Briefing

    Unemployment by constituency, September 2009

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in September 2009, together with comparisons with the levels in September 2008 and September 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. A summary of the latest labour market data is given, along with a selection of other relevant constituency-level indicators.

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    Unemployment by constituency, August 2009

    This paper shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in August 2009, together with comparisons with the levels in August 2008 and August 1997. Residence-based unemployment rates are given for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom. A summary of the latest labour market data is given, along with a selection of other relevant constituency-level indicators.