Search Commons Library

Search Commons Library, Lords Library and POST

Sorted by date. Sort by relevance

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Occupational pension increases

    Looks at the requirements on private sector Defined Benefit occupational pension schemes to index and revalue pension benefits and recent debates

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Global human security

    A Westminster Hall debate on Global human security will take place on Tuesday 13 April from 11.25am until 12.55pm. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Wera Hobhouse MP

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021: Summary

    The Government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: Global Britain in a Competitive Age, on 16 March 2021. Billed as the biggest review of the UK's defence and security since the end of the Cold War, it sets out the UK's approach to the expected challenges of the next decade.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    World Social Work Day 2021

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘World Social Work Day 2021’ has been scheduled for Thursday 18 March 2021 from 3:15pm. The debate has been initiated by Emma Lewell-Buck MP and David Simmonds MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Climate Assembly UK

    The report from Climate Assembly UK, The Path to Net Zero, will be debated in the House of Commons on 26 September 2020. Climate Assembly UK was jointly commissioned by six Parliamentary Select Committees in 2019 to answer the question of how the UK should meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Effect of the covid-19 outbreak and the abolition of Public Health England on achieving a smokefree England by 2030

    A debate will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 12 November 2020 on the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak and the abolition of Public Health England on achieving a smokefree England by 2030. The debate will be opened by Mary Kelly Foy MP. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Active travel: Trends, policy and funding

    Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. Given active travel is a devolved policy area, this briefing relates primarily to active travel policies in England.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    The scientific basics of climate change

    An overview of the basic concepts underlying greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and climate change, with references to further information and underlying research.

  • House of Commons Library

    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.