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    Research Briefing

    The August 2011 riots: a statistical summary

    This article, published in October 2011, provides a summary of the Ministry of Justice statistical updates produced throughout August and September on those brought before the courts, for offences relating to this public disorder. In October 2011 more detailed statistical publications were released relating to the offences committed and offenders prosecuted.

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    Debate Pack

    Carers

    On Thursday 9 June, MPs will take part in a debate on Carers. This debate was recommended by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Mims Davies MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides an overview of the issues, relevant reports and Parliamentary and media coverage.

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    Research Briefing

    Local Elections 2018

    This briefing paper contains detailed results and analysis of the 2018 Local Elections, held on 3 May. It provides election results by party & local authority, as well as analysis of estimated national equivalent vote share, party affiliation of councillors, historic council control, and more.

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    Debate Pack

    Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

    This House of Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled "Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016", which will be led by Dr Philippa Whitford MP. It will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9.30am.

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    Research Briefing

    Youth Contract

    The Youth Contract is a package of schemes, including Apprenticeship Grants for Employers and work experience. aimed at helping young people into sustained employment.

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    Insight

    Family reunion rights and the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

    Clause 37 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. This may impact family reunion rights for unaccompanied children who claim asylum in the EU/UK post-Brexit. This Insight explains Clause 37.

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    Research Briefing

    Afghanistan 2017

    The Western commitment to propping up the Afghan Government is increasing again.

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    Insight

    Migrants crossing the English Channel

    The number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats has risen sharply this year compared with 2018.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Pension Credit – background

    Looks at at the introduction of Pension Credit and its development to December 2011

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, June 2011

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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    Debate Pack

    Political situation in Venezuela

    A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Political situation in Venezuela' is scheduled for Tuesday 29 January 2019 from 4:30pm. The Member leading the debate is Graham P Jones MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘Armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 27 November 2018 from 9.30am to 11.00am. The debate has been initiated by Jim Shannon MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Measures to limit migrants’ access to benefits

    Following an article by the Prime Minister’s in the Financial Times on 27 November 2013 in which he said he shared concerns about the impact of lifting transitional restrictions on the right of Romanian and Bulgarian right to work in the UK from 1 January 2014, the Government has introduced a raft of measures “to tighten up our EEA migration rules to ensure our welfare system is not taken advantage of.”

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    Research Briefing

    Changes to the Working Tax Credit hours rules for couples with children from April 2012

    At the moment, couples with children need only work at least 16 hours a week in order to qualify for Working Tax Credit. From April 2012, this will increase to 24 hours for most couples. Over 200,000 families will be affected, and there are concerns about the impact on those unable to increase their hours to meet the new threshold. The change does not affect lone parents, for whom the 16 hour threshold for WTC will still apply.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, September 2011

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, August 2011

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, July 2011

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.