Read about the parts of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill concerning devolution, ahead of the House of Commons consideration of them in committee.…Read more
The House of Commons is scheduled to take all stages of the Northern Ireland Budget Bill 2017-19 on 13 November 2017. This Paper looks at the background surrounding the absence of an Executive in Northern Ireland, and at the Bill itself.…Read more
A debate on ‘International Freedom of Religion or Belief’ has been scheduled for Thursday 26 October 2017 at 1.30pm in Westminster Hall. The debate has been initiated by Jim Shannon.…Read more
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the EUW Bill) was published on 13 July 2017.…Read more
The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and how it will operate, is one of the three main areas of discussion in the first phase of Brexit negotiations .
This paper sets out the different UK and EU negotiating positions as well as how they both pledge to honour the Good Friday Agreement, and what this pledge commits both sides to.
It looks at how the Northern Irish devolved government is inputting into the talks, and how the confidence and supply deal between the Conservative party and the DUP might impact on the negotiations.
This paper explores how people will move between the two countries, and how the Common Travel Area might be maintained.
It also looks at the complexities of avoiding a ‘hard border’, the stated position of both the EU and the UK, while still adhering to EU rules on moving goods between itself and countries outside the Single Market and Customs Union.…Read more
Key Issues 2017 is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the new Parliament. Written by impartial Commons Library specialists, these articles are designed to help the reader get up to speed quickly on issues such as; Brexit, the housing crisis, the future of devolution and much more.
The Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 2016-17 allows a longer period, lasting until 29 June 2017, for an Executive to be formed, and sets a regional rate to allow rates bills to be issued.…Read more
Debate on the motion: “That this House has considered the implications for the Scottish devolution settlement of triggering Article 50”.…Read more
An Opposition Day debate on a motion relating to Armed forces and investigation and prosecution of historical cases, will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 23 February 2017. The debate will arise on a motion in the name of the Democratic Unionist Party.…Read more
This Debate Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on two e-petitions, numbers 171928 and 178844, relating to the proposed state visit by President Trump. The debate will be held on Monday 20 February 2017.…Read more
This Library briefing analyses the short Bill that offers Parliament its first opportunity to give legal effect to the result of the EU referendum by providing the UK Government with authority to trigger Article 50 on leaving the EU.…Read more
Debate on Holocaust memorial day…Read more
This Commons Library note sets out the legal implications of the resignation of Martin McGuinness as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland on 9 January 2017.…Read more
Debate Pack for the Westminster Hall Debate on the Implementation of the Stormont House Agreement initiated by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, 10 January 2016 at 4.30pm.…Read more
On 11 November 2016 the House of Commons chamber will host the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament. The…Read more
This paper covers the committee stage of the Wales Bill 2016-17 in the House of Commons.…Read more