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    Debate Pack

    Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 4.30pm on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Member in charge is Ben Howlett MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Tackling HIV in women and girls

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 2.30pm on Tackling HIV in women and girls. The Member in charge is Mike Freer MP

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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

    The Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda

    On 25 September UN Member States agreed 17 'Sustainable Development Goals' at an extraordinary Summit of the UN General Assembly. At various points during the negotiations, the UK Government expressed concern that 17 goals was too many. Debates continue over how far the goals embody a 'transformational agenda'.

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    Insight

    The NHS at 70

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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.

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    Research Briefing

    Household recycling in the UK

    This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses UK trends in recycling and the applicable legislation at both EU and UK level. It provides an overview of the EU circular economy proposals and explains recycling policy across the UK. It also includes information on common barriers to recycling and local authority approaches to overcoming these barriers. A section on Brexit is also included.

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    Research Briefing

    Water quality

    This Commons Library Briefing Paper examines water quality in the UK, including EU requirements and potential impacts of Brexit. It sets out some key facts and figures for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, explains how water quality is measured and discusses action being taken by the Government to manage and improve water quality.

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    Debate Pack

    Review of the business rates system

    Westminster Hall debate on a review of the business rates system on Wednesday 13 June at 9.30am.