The Family Test

The Family Test was introduced in 2014 in England. All new domestic laws and Government policies must apply the Family Test to make sure they support strong and stable families. The DWP has published departmental advice on conducting the Family Test. It is not a statutory requirement; publishing the results of the Test is encouraged but not required. …

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Improving the home buying and selling process in England

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the home buying and selling process in England, stakeholder concerns with the current process, and Government proposals to improve the process and make it “quicker, cheaper and less stressful”. The paper also provides a comparison with the conveyancing process in Scotland.…

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Supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health in a school environment

MPs will debate “Supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health in a school environment”, in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 10 January 2017. Norman Lamb MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary of the issues and press and parliamentary coverage.…

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Leasehold and Commonhold Reform

On Tuesday 20 December MPs will take part in a general debate on leasehold and commonhold reform. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Jim Fitzpatrick MP and Sir Peter Bottomley MP. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background information for the debate.…

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E-petition 132140 relating to free childcare

MPs will debate an e-petition, “Free childcare when both parents are working. Not just those on benefits”, in Westminster Hall on Monday 21 November 2016. Helen Jones MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary of the issues and press and parliamentary coverage.…

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International Men’s Day

On Thursday 17 November MPs will take part in a debate on International Men’s Day. The debate will be opened by Philip Davies MP. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background and statistics as well as press and parliamentary coverage.…

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The role of grammar and faith schools

MPs will debate a motion on the role of grammar and faith schools on Tuesday 8 November in the House of Commons Chamber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Lisa Nandy. This House of Commons Library briefing provides some background information and a summary of the Government’s proposals as well as recent press and parliamentary coverage.…

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Access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis

MPs will debate access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 9.30am. The debate will be led by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.

This House of Commons Library briefing provides background, recent press articles, Parliamentary material and links to further reading.…

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Whistleblowing in the NHS and the Capsticks report into Liverpool Community Trust

MPs will debate Whistleblowing in the NHS and the Capsticks report into Liverpool Community Trust in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 13 July 2016 from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. The debate will be led by Rosie Cooper MP.

This House of Commons Library briefing provides a summary, relevant reports and press and parliamentary coverage.…

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Children’s early years development and school readiness

On Tuesday 12 July MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall Debate on Children’s early years development and school readiness. The debate will be opened by James Berry MP.
This House of Commons Library debate pack includes recent press articles, press releases, Parliamentary Material and links to relevant reports and further reading.…

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