This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 9.30am on the Nuclear Sector Deal. The debate will be opened by Trudy Harrison MP. …Read more
Utilities, industries and services can be owned by the public or the private sector. Various models have existed in the UK, including full nationalisation, privatisation with regulation and municipalisation. …Read more
This debate pack has been produced ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on ‘The Future of the UK digital and tech industries’ to be held on Wednesday 18th April at 2:30pm. …Read more
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the Effect of the UK leaving the EU on tourism and the creative industries , to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 17 April at 2.30PM. This debate will be led by Christine Jardine MP.
Carillion entered compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018. This briefing looks at the causes and consequences of Carillion’s collapse.…Read more
On 1 November 2017 the House of Commons resolved that the so-called “Brexit Impact Assessments” should be provided to the Committee on Exiting the EU. This short briefing paper sets out the background to the debate and the Government’s response to the resolution.…Read more
This paper gives a brief overview of the debates about vehicle scrappage schemes in recent years – from the 2009 scrappage scheme introduced by the Labour Government to calls from 2015 onwards for a new diesel scrappage scheme to help improve air quality. …Read more
Manufacturing: comparisons of manufacturing in the UK and other major economies since 1970 using UN data.…Read more
The steel industry: a statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects; summary of Government policy; timeline of events.…Read more
The wave of steel factory closures in 2015 and 2016 contributed to one of the biggest falls in UK steel…Read more
A debate on the ‘UK amphibious capability in the 21st Century’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 21 November 2017 in Westminster Hall at 9.30am. The debate has been initiated by Ruth Smeeth MP.…Read more
A debate on ‘Defence aerospace industrial strategy’ has been scheduled for Thursday 16 November 2017 in the Main Chamber. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Ruth Smeeth MP and Robert Courts MP.…Read more
This note analyses key statistics and presents details of how Government policy supports the industry.…Read more
This briefing paper looks at the importance of trade with the EU for the sectors and industries of the UK economy.
Industries that are highly integrated into the European Single Market face higher risks from Brexit, if Brexit makes trade with the EU more difficult.…
Key Issues 2017 is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the new Parliament. Written by impartial Commons Library specialists, these articles are designed to help the reader get up to speed quickly on issues such as; Brexit, the housing crisis, the future of devolution and much more.
When the UK leaves the EU Gibraltar., a British Overseas Territory, will leave too. But could special arrangements be negotiated for Gibraltar? Will Spain cooperate in the negotiations between the EU and the UK or could Gibraltar become a bargaining chip for Spain to push its sovereignty claim? This paper considers Gibraltar’s constitutional status and some of the possible impacts of Brexit.…Read more