Coronavirus: international dimensions

The Library has published a series of briefings on international dimensions of the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, ranging from general surveys of its impact on developing countries to assessments of its effects in specific situations. Links to these briefings can be found here.…

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Coronavirus: Overseas health and social care workforce

This Commons Library briefing paper considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the overseas health and social care workforce. The paper discusses the measures used to increase numbers of overseas staff during the pandemic, the immigration measures introduced for health and social care workers, and the potential implications for overseas recruitment.…

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Coronavirus: Support for household finances

This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the measures introduced by the Government, and other authorities, to support household finances during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.…

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Windrush generation: Government action to ‘right the wrongs’

Efforts by the Home Office to remedy the injustices suffered by people caught up in the Windrush scandal are ongoing. The Windrush compensation scheme is operational, and legislation underpinning the scheme received Royal Assent in June 2020. But some stakeholders remain dissatisfied with aspects of the Home Office’s response to the scandal, for example citing ongoing delays in processing cases and applications for compensation. …

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E-petition debate: e-Petitions relating to the recognition and reward of health and social care workers

On Thursday 25 June 2020, there will be a debate in the House of Commons on a number of e-petitions relating to the recognition and reward of health and social care workers. The subject for the debate was determined by the Petitions Committee. Its Chair, Catherine McKinnell MP, will open the debate. Below are the associated e-petitions submitted to the Petitions Committee, relevant Committee proceedings and Library and other briefings on the health and social care sector.

The motion for debate is:

That this House has considered e-Petitions relating to the recognition and reward of health and social care workers…

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Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-21

The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] 2019-21 would provide a new power of arrest for the purposes of extradition following a request from certain specified countries

It was introduced in the House of Lords in January 2020. It is due to have Second Reading in the House of Commons on 22 June 2020…

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