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    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

    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    Insight

    How will Brexit affect the Union?

    Many challenges and tensions concerning the devolved institutions of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland remain unresolved

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    Debate Pack

    Tailored prevention messaging for diabetes

    This page has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 24 October at 3pm. The debate will be opened by Jim Shannon MP. Health policy is devolved, and this page focuses primarily on policy and statistics on diabetes in England.

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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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    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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    Debate Pack

    Climate and the environment

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the Opposition Day debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Wednesday 1 May 2019 on climate and the environment.

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    Insight

    When will UK spaceports be ready for lift-off?

    Planning is underway for UK space launch sites in Sutherland, Cornwall and Prestwick. When will the spaceports be ready and could they be used for space tourism?

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    Debate Pack

    Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year

    A debate on ‘Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year’ has been scheduled for Thursday 7 March 2019 in the Main Chamber. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from James Duddridge MP and David Hanson MP from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

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    Insight

    How accessible are Britain’s railway stations?

    We take a look at how accessible Britain’s railway stations are for people with disabilities and what data is available via region.