The NATO Parliamentary Assembly and UK delegations

Since being formed in 1965, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has provided a forum for parliamentarians from the NATO Member States to promote debate on key security challenges, facilitate mutual understanding and support national parliamentary oversight of defence matters. The Assembly also helps to strengthen the transatlantic relationship and provides many opportunities for North American and European parliamentarians to discuss their concerns, interests and differences.…

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The Compliance Officer for IPSA

This briefing paper sets out the legislative background to the post of Compliance Officer, created in the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended. The Compliance Officer investigates complaints about expenses claimed by Members of Parliament and reviews claims that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority does not allow. The briefing paper outlines the procedures the Compliance Officer follows in undertaking investigations and reviews.…

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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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