Search Commons Library

Search Commons Library, Lords Library and POST

Sorted by relevance. Sort by date

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Testing for Covid-19

    This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of testing for Covid-19 in England. It covers the different types of test that are in use and in development, as well as testing capacity, the criteria for being tested, and the presentation of testing data.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Coronavirus: Government debt, an explainer

    Government debt will increase as it responds to coronavirus. In this insight we look at the basics of what government debt is, how it is funded and who it is owed to.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    The future of fairs and showgrounds

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘The future of fairs and showgrounds ’ has been scheduled for Thursday 17 December 2020 at 1.30pm. The debate has been initiated by David Linden MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Easing lockdown restrictions in FE and HE in England

    This House of Commons briefing paper discusses the impact of easing lockdown restriction on the FE and HE sectors in England. The paper outlines issues such as: re-opening campuses, prospective students numbers in 2020/21, temporary students numbers controls, delivery of courses in 2020/21 and the Higher Education Restructuring Regime. It also highlights issues such as the impact on graduate employability and catch up funding for FE colleges.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    UK Government’s role in ensuring innovation and equitable access to treatment within the international covid-19 response

    A debate will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 5 November 2020 on the UK Government’s role in ensuring innovation and equitable access to treatment within the international covid-19 response. The debate will be opened by Wendy Chamberlain MP and Sarah Champion MP. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    The Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

    A general debate on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been scheduled for Thursday 24 September 2020 in the Main Chamber. This debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: health and social care key issues and sources

    This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of key issues facing the NHS and social care services during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and links to official UK and international guidance and data. It also lists other reliable sources of information in the health and social care sector, including comment from organisations representing patients, staff and service providers. This briefing paper was last updated on 13 July 2020.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Coronavirus: Air quality beyond 2020

    This Insight will examine the how the issue of air quality is tied up with Brexit negotiations and the coronavirus pandemic.