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    Trends in funding levels for youth services

    There will be a debate on trends in funding levels for youth services on Wednesday 28 February at 9:30am. This debate will be held in Westminster Hall and will be led by Rachel Hopkins MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Ministers in the House of Lords

    Cabinet Ministers are sometimes members of the House of Lords. This paper sets out recent examples and considers the accountability arrangements for Cabinet Ministers in the Lords. It also looks at the appointment of ‘outside’ ministerial appointments.

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    The BBC mid-term charter review

    The BBC’s mid-term charter review will be debated in the House of Commons on Thursday 9 May 2024.

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    Research Briefing

    Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill

    The Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill would create a new offence of unauthorised entry to designated football matches in England and Wales.

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    Research Briefing

    London Olympics 2012: a sporting legacy?

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at attempts to use the 2012 Olympics to increase grassroots participation in sport. It also looks at the new cross-government sporting strategy, published in December 2015.

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    Racism in sport

    An Opposition Day debate on Racism in sport is scheduled for Wednesday 22 May 2019. The subject of the debate has been selected by the Leader of the Opposition, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Media Bill

    The Media Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons on 21 November 2023.

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    Research Briefing

    Ticket resales

    This briefing paper outlines the current regulation of the secondary ticketing market. It also considers recent initiatives to tighten regulation of this sector.

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    Research Briefing

    Football Governance Bill

    The Football Governance Bill would establish an independent regulator for the men's game in England.

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    E-petition debate: Relating to water safety

    A Westminster Hall debate on a petition relating to water safety has been scheduled for Monday 12 July 2021 from 6.15pm. The motion for the debate is "That this House has considered e-petition 576563, relating to water safety". The subject of this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee and Catherine McKinnel MP will lead the debate.

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    Research Briefing

    Media Bill: policy background

    The Department for Culture, Media and Sport published a draft Media Bill in March 2023.

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    Gambling-related harm

    A debate on gambling-related harm will take place in Westminster Hall scheduled for Tuesday 29 March 2022, from 2:30pm. Carolyn Harris MP will open the debate.

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    Research Briefing

    Football governance – time for change?

    This Briefing looks at plans to legislate for an independent regulator for English football.

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    Loneliness and isolation in elderly and vulnerable people

    There will be a Westminster Hall debate on loneliness and isolation in elderly and vulnerable people on Wednesday 6 December at 2:30pm. This debate has been sponsored by Derek Thomas MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Loot boxes in video games

    This Briefing looks at the regulation of loot boxes.