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    Effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on refugee communities

    A Backbench Business debate on the ‘Effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on refugee communities’ has been scheduled for Thursday 12 November 2020. The debate will be led by Rushanara Ali MP.

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    The future of nurseries and early years settings

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘The future of nurseries and early years settings’ has been scheduled for Thursday 3 December 2020 from 3.00-4.30pm. The debate has been initiated by Steve Brine MP, Theresa Villiers MP and Jack Dromey MP.

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    Covid-19: How reliable are test results?

    This Insight examines what can affect test results and explain why we can’t always apply general mathematic principles to specific situations (like Covid-19).

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    Support for homelessness during the winter months

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Support for homelessness during the winter months’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 4.30-6:00pm. The debate has been initiated by Nickie Aiken MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus Act: Food supply

    The Coronavirus Act provides powers to require information about food supply chains. The Government has said that it is collaborating with the food sector to manage the risk of disruption to supply chains, but that the Act provides powers in case requests for voluntary provision of information were not to be complied with in the future.

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    Support for SMEs during the covid-19 pandemic

    There will be a Westminster Hall debate on "Support for SMEs during the Covid-19 pandemic" on Tuesday 10 November between 2.30 and 4pm

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    Role of colleges in a skills-led recovery from covid-19 outbreak

    On 20 October 2020 at 4.30, there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the “Role of colleges in a skills-led recovery from covid-19 outbreak”. The debate will be led by Peter Aldous MP.

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    Covid-19 and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 18 June 2020 on the effect of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. The debate will be opened by Dawn Butler MP.

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    Coronavirus research

    Read the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) research and analysis from the Commons Library and other parliamentary research services.

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    Research Briefing

    Contingencies Fund Bill

    This note provides a short overview of the Contingencies Fund and the public spending measures being proposed to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Debate Pack

    Local Government responsibilities for public services, including social care

    On 18 March 2020, there will be an opposition day debate on Local Government responsibilities for public services, including social care. This page primarily focuses on social care and recent guidance for local authorities on tackling coronavirus in social care settings.

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    Opposition Day Debate Free school meals

    On Wednesday 21 October 2020, there will be an Opposition Day Debate on Free School Meals.