• Debate Pack

    Baby loss

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on baby loss to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 13 October 2016. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members in charge are Antoinette Sandbach and Will Quince.

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    South Korea and the dog meat trade

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 12 September 2016 at 4.30pm on an e-petition entitled ‘Urge the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade’. The subject for the debate was selected by the Petitions Committee, and the Member in charge is Oliver Dowden.

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    Ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held on Thursday 21 July 2016 on a ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares. The topic for this debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee. The debate will be introduced by Jim Dowd MP on the motion: That this House notes the indiscriminate and cruel nature of snares, the failure of previous attempts at voluntary and self-regulation amongst operators, and the continued suffering caused to thousands of animals every year by these traps; and calls on the Government to implement a full ban on the manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares at the earliest opportunity.

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    Dog fighting

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on dog fighting to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 9.30am. Dr Lisa Cameron initiated the debate.

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    Stillbirth

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 1.30pm on stillbirth. The Member in charge is Patricia Gibson.

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    E-petition debate: Funding for research into brain tumours

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 18 April at 4.30 pm on e-Petition 105660, Fund more research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of under-40s The Government responded and the Petitions Committee held an inquiry and published a report, Funding for research into brain tumours HC554 March 2016

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    Debate pack: BT broadband provision for local businesses

    This page has been prepared ahead of the debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 10 March at 1.30pm on BT broadband provision for local businesses. The Member in charge is Helen Goodman. It includes a brief summary and some useful links for further reading. The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. 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.