Agriculture: Historical Statistics

This note sets out important indicators of UK agriculture that have been published annually over this time. Together they give an indication of some of the ways that agriculture has changed in response to events over the last 100 years or more including the two world wars, the depression of the 1930s, the post-war boom and entry into the European Community. These long runs of data also give some historical context to more recent changes in agriculture including the dramatic fall in prices and farm incomes in the late 1990s, BSE and the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.…

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Dementia: policy, services and statistics overview

This briefing examines policies in England to improve dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. Health is a devolved matter, and the note also briefly outlines dementia strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also provides statistics on rates of dementia.…

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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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Debate on e-petition 225767 relating to lowering the age for smear tests for cervical cancer from 25 to 18

On 28 January 2019, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on e-petition 225767: this calls for the lowering of the age for smear tests for cervical cancer from 25 to 18. The debate will be led by Helen Jones MP and will start at 4.30pm.…

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Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill 2017-19

This briefing paper analyses the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill 2017-19. The Bill is one of a series of ‘Brexit Bills’ intended to adjust UK legislation in preparation for Brexit. The aim is to allow the UK to maintain reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the EU and its Member States post-Brexit. …

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Superfast Broadband in the UK

A Commons Library Briefing on the Government’s superfast broadband policy for the UK. It sets out the current situation for superfast broadband access and coverage in all four nations of the UK, and how the roll-out of superfast broadband is being managed and funded. Data and maps on superfast broadband connectivity and speeds are also included.…

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