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  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Standing at football in England and Wales

    This Paper gives background to the introduction of safe standing areas at clubs in the English Premier League and Championship.

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    Research Briefing

    VAT and Sports Clubs

    This note examines the VAT treatment of sports clubs - in the context of the change made in UK VAT law in 1994 to exempt from VAT certain sport supplies, and subsequent debate as to how these rules have affected golf clubs.

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    Debate Pack

    Governance of the Football Association

    A backbench business debate on a motion relating to Governance of the Football Association will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 9 February 2017. The debate will be led by Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and by Christian Matheson MP and Andrew Bingham MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    The draft Media Bill: A reading list

    This briefing provides a selection of reading on the draft Media Bill (March 2023).

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    Debate Pack

    Transparency of the Integrated Activity Fund

    A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Transparency of the Integrated Activity Fund’ has been scheduled for Thursday 22 October 2020 from 1:30-3.00pm. The debate will be led by David Linden.

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    Debate Pack

    Contribution of music to the economy and society

    A Westminster Hall debate on the contribution of music to the economy and society is scheduled for Tuesday 21 January at 2.30 pm. The Member is Conor McGinn MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Covid-19 and the arts and culture sectors

    A short briefing paper on Covid-19 and the arts and culture sectors. Includes data on the contribution of arts, entertainment and culture industries to the UK economy.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Obesity statistics

    26% of adults in England are obese and a further 38% are overweight. This briefing covers statistics on obesity among adults and children in the UK

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Future of Football Governance

    A Westminster Hall Debate on the Future of Football Governance is scheduled for Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 2.30 pm. Clive Efford MP will open the debate.

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    Debate Pack

    Statutory Gambling Levy

    A debate on a statutory gambling levy will take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7 June 2022, from 9:30am. Carolyn Harris MP will open the debate.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Mobile and broadband: affordability and consumer protection

    This House of Commons Library briefing examines how the UK telecommunications market (broadband, mobile, and landline services) serves consumers and how it is regulated. It discusses recent concerns expressed on behalf of consumers in telecoms markets and looks at reforms aimed at improving customer fairness and protection.

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    Research Briefing

    Revised Government spending plans for 2020/21

    Votes to approve the Supplementary Estimates for 2020/21 have been scheduled for 10 March 2011. These will cover the Government's revised spending plans for this year.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Temporary recovery visas

    There will be a debate on temporary recovery visas for industries experiencing labour and skills shortages in Westminster Hall on 8 November 2022 at 14:30pm. This debate will be led by Tim Farron MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Air weapons

    This Library briefing paper discusses the regulation of air weapons in the UK.