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  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Judges’ pension schemes

    Looks at current issues regarding judges' pensions

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland

    This Debate Pack has been produced ahead of the Opposition Day debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Wednesday 7 March 2018, on the 'Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland'. The debate will be on a motion put forward by the Democratic Unionist Party.

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    Debate Pack

    Fair treatment for Commonwealth personnel in the armed forces

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘Fair treatment for Commonwealth personnel in the armed forces’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 8 May 2019 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. The debate has been initiated by Mr Paul Sweeney MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Crisis averted in Ukraine?

    Russia recently announced that its military forces that have been building up in Crimea and on the borders of Ukraine in the last few weeks would be withdrawn by 1 May 2021. Russia said its forces had been deployed on exercise, a justification which has been questioned by many analysts. Whether Russia will fully implement its commitment to withdrawal also remains to be seen.

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    Research Briefing

    Public service pensions – response to McCloud

    Discusses the Government's plans to remedy discrimination in the transitional arrangements for the 2015 public service pension schemes

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Remembrance, UK Armed Forces and Society

    A general debate on 'Remembrance, UK Armed Forces and Society' is scheduled to take place in the Main Chamber on Wednesday 11 November 2020.

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    Research Briefing

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

    This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Government plans for a new compensation scheme for combat injuries and deaths.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Has anything changed in the Overseas Operations Bill?: Committee Stage report

    The Public Bill Committee for the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill concluded on 22 October 2020. Despite a significant number of tabled amendments to Parts 1 and 2 of the Bill, no changes were made. The Bill is not without controversy and MPs are expected to return to some of its more contentious provisions when it comes back to the Floor of the House. Report Stage is scheduled for 3 November 2020.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Queen’s Speech 2019

    This Briefing Paper identifies issues and bills that may appear in the Queen's Speech on 14 October 2019 or require legislation in the forthcoming Session.

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021

    This landing page features a new series of Commons Library briefings on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and the subsequent Defence Command Paper, which were both published in March 2021.

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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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    Research Briefing

    Parliamentary election in Georgia

    Georgia is a small country in the Caucasus region whose development is watched closely because of its geopolitical importance. In November the country completed its parliamentary election process.