• Debate Pack

    Autumn Statement distributional analysis, Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance

    MPs will debate the Autumn Statement distributional analysis, Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance, on Wednesday 16 November 2016. This will be an Opposition Day debate. This Commons Library briefing page contains Library briefings, independent and select committee reports.

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    The English Wine Industry

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the English wine industry to take place in Westminster Hall on 16 November 2016 at 4:30pm. The subject for the debate has been chosen by Neil Parish MP.

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    Circular economy for leftover paint

    This Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the circular economy for leftover paint, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Angela Smith MP.

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    West Anglia Taskforce report

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on the West Anglia Taskforce report, which will take place on Tuesday 8 November at 2.30pm.

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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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    Sentencing for Animal Cruelty

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Sentencing for Animal Cruelty, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of the debate is Anna Turley MP. Ms Turley is the sponsor of a Private Members Bill, Animal Cruelty (Sentencing) Bill 2016-17, which would “increase the maximum sentences available to the court for specified offences related to animal cruelty; and for connected purposes”. The Bill is scheduled to have its second reading on Friday 24 February 2017.

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    Community pharmacies

    On 20 October 2016, the Government announced a new funding settlement for contractors providing NHS pharmaceutical services under the community pharmacy contractual framework. Compared to 2015/16 levels, the funding settlement includes a reduction of 4% in 2016/17 and a further 3.4% in 2017/18. This briefing includes constituency data on pharmacies, including a list of those expected to be eligible for the Pharmacy Access Scheme. There will be an Opposition Day debate on community pharmacies on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in the Commons chamber.

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    Effect of social media on the mental health of young people

    MPs will debate the effect of social media on the mental health of young people on Wednesday 2 November from 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm in Westminster Hall. Alex Chalk MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides some background information and press and parliamentary coverage.and links to advice and reports.

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    The Good Parliament

    Debate Pack for the Westminster Hall debate on 2 November 2016 on The Good Parliament report initiated by Kirsty Blackman MP.

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    Police Officer Safety

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the Opposition Day debate on Police Officer Safety on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in the Commons Chamber.