General Election 2017: full results and analysis

This briefing paper contains detailed results and analysis of the 2017 General Election, held on 8th June. It provides election results by party & constituency, as well as analysis of voter trends, MP characteristics, and more.…

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Introducing a voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants in England

The Government has committed to extend the Right to Buy to assured tenants of housing associations on a voluntary basis. No implementation date for full roll-out has been announced. A large regional pilot scheme in the Midlands was launched on 16 August 2018. The Government has said that the impact of the pilot scheme will be assessed before decisions are made on the next steps. This paper provides background on the policy and explains progress to date. …

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Commons Library analysis: Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill

Report stage for the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill 2017-19 is scheduled for 26 October 2018. This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information about the Bill and background material.…

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UK Youth Parliament 2018

Background  On 9 November the House of Commons chamber will host the nineteenth annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament. …

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This House of Commons Library briefing explains what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are, their purpose and the process which is followed in order to authorise a deprivation of liberty. The paper outlines the Law Commission’s recommendations to abolish DoLS and replace them with a new system called the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 3 July 2018. The Bill broadly follows the Law Commission’s recommendations, with some changes.…

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Access to treatment, support and innovative new medicines for Phenylketonuria patients

This House of Commons Library Debate Pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled “Access to treatment, support and innovative new medicines for Phenylketonuria patients”. This will be led by Liz Twist MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 9.30am.…

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