The Law Officers: a Constitutional and Functional Overview

This paper provides an overview of the constitutional status and functions of the law officers of the United Kingdom. This includes the law officers of the UK Government and those that advise the three devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.…

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The Criminal Cases Review Commission’s process for review of convictions relating to the Post Office and Horizon accounting system

A Westminster Hall debate on the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s process for review of convictions relating to the Post Office and Horizon accounting system is scheduled for Thursday 5th March 2020 at 1.30pm.
The Member leading the debate is Lucy Allan MP.…

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Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies

This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.…

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Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill 2019-2020

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill 2019-20 was introduced on 11 February 2020. All stages in the House of Commons are due to take place on 12 February 2020. The Bill has been introduced in response to the terrorist attacks on London Bridge in November 2019 and in Streatham in February 2020. The offenders in each of these attacks had been released from prison automatically without the involvement of the Parole Board. The Bill would end the automatic early release of certain terrorist offenders.

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Insights for the new Parliament (plus BSL video)

Impartial analysis of some of the key issues that parliamentarians will have to address in the new Parliament…

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