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    Debate Pack

    Nuclear Sector Deal

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 9.30am on the Nuclear Sector Deal. The debate will be opened by Trudy Harrison MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Role of universal health coverage in tackling preventable and treatable diseases

    A debate will take place in Westminster Hall on 5 July 2018 at 1.30pm on the role of universal health coverage in tackling preventable and treatable diseases. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the debate will be led by Jim Shannon MP

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    Debate Pack

    Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime

    A general debate on ‘Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime’ has been scheduled for Thursday 18 July 2019 in Westminster Hall at 1.30pm. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Mr Alistair Carmichael MP

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    Research Briefing

    Russia’s Rearmament Programme

    Over the last decade Russia has been implementing an extensive rearmament programme. Its aims are considered to be ambitious within the context of Russia's economic situation and the status of its domestic military-industrial base. What has been achieved thus far, and is the rearmament programme likely to realise its aims by 2020?

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    Debate Pack

    UK decarbonisation and carbon capture and storage

    This Debate pack has been prepared for the debate on UK decarbonisation and carbon capture and storage to take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 2:30pm. The subject for debate has been chosen by Philip Boswell, MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Insight

    Green finance: Mobilising investment for green growth 

    This Insight explores the three objectives of the Government's 2019 Green Finance Strategy: 'greening finance', 'financing green', and 'capturing the opportunity'.

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    Debate Pack

    Jobs and livelihoods in developing countries

    The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

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    Insight

    Air quality: Cutting through the haze

    The Government has called air pollution the “top environmental risk to human health in the UK” - what plans, legislation and policies on air quality are expected in the coming months?

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    Research Briefing

    Carbon capture usage and storage

    A Commons Library Briefing on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), providing information on the processes involved; key benefits and challenges; Government policy and Parliamentary scrutiny.

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    Research Briefing

    Saudi Arabia update 2016

    The Middle East in turmoil and the Saudi ruling elite is in the process of generational change. The government's strategy of domestic economic transformation and foreign policy assertiveness while maintaining domestic restrictions is ambitious.

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    Debate Pack

    Economic effects of vaccinations in developing countries

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Economic effects of vaccinations in developing countries’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. The debate has been initiated by Stephen Crabb MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Ending tuberculosis

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 7 June 2018 on ending tuberculosis.

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    Debate Pack

    Net zero targets and decarbonising transport

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Net zero targets and decarbonising transport’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 9.30-11.00am. The debate has been initiated by Damian Hinds MP.

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    Debate Pack

    UK defence rotary strategy

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘UK defence rotary strategy’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 4.30pm. The debate has been initiated by Robert Courts MP.