• Research Briefing

    Firearm Crime Statistics: England & Wales

    This briefing looks at statistics on gun crime in England and Wales. It uses police recorded crime data to evaluate trends over time and to compare crime between police force areas, with a section focusing specifically on gun crime in London. Type of offence and type of weapon used are also analysed, as well as age and ethnicity of victims.

  • Research Briefing

    Northern Ireland Assembly Elections: 2022

    An election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was held on 5 May 2022. Sinn Féin became the first nationalist party to win the most seats overall in a Northern Ireland election. The DUP lost seats, becoming the second largest party in the Assembly, while the Alliance Party had their best-ever result, becoming the third-largest party. Due to concerns about the Northern Ireland Protocol, the DUP have not taken part in the cross-community election of the Speaker of the Assembly, meaning that the Assembly cannot sit for the time being.

  • Debate Pack

    Food security

    A debate has been scheduled for 3pm on Thursday 31 March 2022 on food security. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee and the debate will be opened by Deirdre Brock MP.