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    Research Briefing

    UK steel industry: statistics and policy

    The UK steel industry: a statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects and challenges; summary of Government policy.

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    Debate Pack

    Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

    A debate on the "Publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy" has been scheduled for Tuesday 9 February 2021 in the main House of Commons Chamber. The debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Tobias Ellwood MP and John Spellar MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Global education for the most marginalised

    A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Global education for the most marginalised' is scheduled for Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 2:30-4:00pm. The Member leading the debate is David Linden MP.

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    Research Briefing

    The UK Space Industry

    This Library briefing paper gives an overview of the UK space industry, including an introduction to the space sector and key UK Space Agency programmes. It also covers space policy and progress made towards developing the regulatory framework for UK space launches.

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021

    This landing page features a new series of Commons Library briefings on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and the subsequent Defence Command Paper, which were both published in March 2021.

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    Research Briefing

    Housing and net zero

    This briefing considers the approach to housing, energy efficiency and net zero, providing an overview of Government policy and parliamentary comment on the issue.

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    Debate Pack

    Commonwealth Day 2021

    A debate on Commonwealth Day 2021 has been scheduled for Tuesday 16 March in Westminster Hall. The debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Ian Liddell-Grainger MP and Julie Elliott MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Estimates Day Debate: COP26 Climate Conference

    MPs will debate the COP26 Climate Conference on Wednesday 10 March as part of the Estimates Day debate. This briefing provides background information for the debate and also parliamentary and media coverage of the issues.

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    Insight

    EU policy and action on climate change

    This Insight gives an overview of the EU’s approach to climate change, including its global commitments, major policies and possible future direction. It also notes the status of the UK-EU future relationship negotiations in these areas.

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    Insight

    The rise of climate change activism?

    This Insight examines changes in public attitudes towards climate change and whether climate change activism is also changing.

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    Research Briefing

    Taxation of road fuels

    This note discusses the approach of Labour, Coalition and Conservative Governments since 2010 to taxing road fuels. Figures for the tax take since 1990, as well as duty rates over this period, are given in a statistical appendix.

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    Research Briefing

    International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs

    This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.

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    Debate Pack

    Elimination of hepatitis C

    A Westminster Hall debate will take place on 12 June 2018 on the Elimination of hepatitis C. David Amess MP will lead the debate.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    The health and social care workforce gap

    Overview of the numbers behind the shortage of healthcare workers in England and proposed plans to address the issue

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    Research Briefing

    EU Circular Economy Package

    A House of Commons Library summary of the new EU Circular Economy Package, including key targets, timelines and proposals for recycling, food waste and landfill. Initial reactions to the new Circular Economy Package are also included.

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    Research Briefing

    Pension Protection Fund

    This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) which was one of the measures set up by the Pensions Act 2004. It was in response to a series of high-profile cases in which pension schemes had wound up with insufficient assets to meet their pension commitments. The PPF started operations on 6 April 2005 and applies to schemes that started winding up after that date.