• Research Briefing

    Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19

    The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member’s Bill, introduced by Chris Bryant. It would introduce a new offence of assaulting an emergency worker, new sentencing guidance, and new powers to take bodily samples from suspects. This Briefing Paper discusses the background to and content of the Bill, and has been updated to reflect the Committee stage debate.

  • Debate Pack

    Police funding

    An Opposition Day debate on Police funding is scheduled for Wednesday 28 March 2018. The subject of the debate has been selected by the Leader of the Opposition.

  • Debate Pack

    Social mobility and the economy

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Social mobility and the economy, to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 28 March at 9.30AM. This debate will be led by Justine Greening MP.

  • Research Briefing

    Acid attacks

    In response to concerns about increasing number of acid attacks, this briefing looks at controls on the sale of acid and at relevant criminal offences, and at Home Office proposals for change.

  • Debate Pack

    Social mobility in Wales

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Social Mobility in Wales, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 19 December at 2.30PM. This debate will be led by Chris Elmore MP.

  • Debate Pack

    Funding for community policing

    A Westminster Hall debate on Funding for community policing is scheduled for Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Sir Edward Davey MP.

  • Debate Pack

    Police funding in London

    A Westminster Hall debate on Police funding in London is scheduled for Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Catherine West MP.

  • Debate Pack

    Women released from prison

    A Westminster Hall debate on Women released from prison is scheduled for Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 4.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Chris Elmore MP.

  • Research Briefing

    Firearm Crime Statistics: Scotland

    This briefing paper examines firearm offence statistics published by the Scottish Government in the Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms bulletin. The latest bulletin was published in November 2016.