• Debate Pack

    House of Lords Reform

    This House of Commons Library Debate Pack has been produced for the debate on House of Lords Reform taking place on Thursday 14 January 2016 in the Main Chamber. The Member in charge of the debate is John Martin Docherty. The subject of the debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

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    Debate Pack: UK space policy

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate on space policy to be held on the Commons Chamber on Thursday 14 January 2016. The topic for this debate was chosen by the Backbench Business Committee. The motion is : That this House notes the scientific, cultural and technological opportunities arising from exploration of outer space and the significant contribution the space industry makes to the UK economy; further notes the increased public interest in space exploration resulting from Major Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS); welcomes the global co-operation that has led to the development of the ISS over the last forty years; takes note of the shortlist of airports and aerodromes that could host a UK spaceport published by the UK Government in March 2015; and calls on the Government to bring forward further advice and support for organisations considering developing such facilities so that they might be operational by the Government’s target date of 2018.

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    Hand hygiene in the NHS

    On Wednesday 13 January there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion, That this House has considered hand hygiene in the NHS. Nigel Mills will open the debate. This page provides relevant background material including statistics, press articles and releases and parliamentary questions.

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    Trade, exports, innovation and productivity

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the Opposition Day debate on Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity to be held in the Commons Chamber on Wednesday 13 January 2016. Debate Packs are collections of parliamentary and other relevant material produced for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall, other than half hour adjournment debates.

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    Children in care

    There will be a Backbench Business Committee debate entitled, Children in care, in the Commons chamber on Thursday 7 January 2016, to be opened by Lucy Allan MP. This debate pack contains a background brief, press and parliamentary coverage and further reading.

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    Food security

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Food Security to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 6 January 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge is Derek Thomas.

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    Child prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    This is a Debate Pack for the Westminster Hall debate initiated by Sarah Champion on 'Child prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories' at 9.30 am on Wednesday 6 January 2016. Debate Packs are collections of parliamentary and other relevant material produced for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall, other than half-hour adjournment debates.

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    Safer Neighbourhood Policing in London

    A Westminster Hall debate on the subject of safer neighbourhood policing in London has been scheduled for 1130hrs on Tuesday 5 January 2016. The member in charge of this debate is Ms Karen Buck.