Coronavirus Bill: implications for the courts and tribunals

The Coronavirus Bill includes provisions to expand the availability of video and audio link in criminal court proceedings. It also makes it easier to broadcast civil, family and tribunal proceedings by video or audio link. These provisions, as with the rest of the Bill, are temporary.…

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Select committees: election of chairs and members

This briefing paper outlines the timetable for the election of chairs and members of select committees. It reports the allocation of chairs between the parties and the results of the election of committee chairs; their timings; and the timing of the nomination of members in 2019. It also summarises timetables in the previous (2010, 2015 and 2017) Parliaments.…

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Short Money

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides details of the current levels of ‘Short money’ allocated to opposition parties for parliamentary duties and a brief history of the scheme. Figures for the corresponding scheme in the House of Lords (Cranborne money) are provided. The note also provides details of allocations made under the Representative Money scheme.…

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