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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By-elections since the 2017 General Election

This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2017 election. There were five by-elections in the two year Parliament, details can be found in the report.

Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.…

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Select Committees – core tasks

On 20 June 2002, the members of the Liaison Committee agreed a set of ten core tasks for Select Committees to guide their work. The Committee reviewed and revised the core tasks in 2012 and 2019. This note compares the 2019 version with the earlier versions of the core tasks. It also provides a brief background to the introduction of the core tasks in 2002.…

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Investigation of Former Armed Forces Personnel Who Served in Northern Ireland

The investigation of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles” is currently receiving a significant amount of media and parliamentary attention as a result of several ongoing court cases. It is, however, the result of a process which began over a decade ago. …

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