• Debate Pack

    Healthcare provision in Devon

    MPs will debate healthcare provision in Devon in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 2.30 to 4.00 pm. The Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire MP will lead the debate . This House of Commons Library debate pack provides some background information and relevant press and parliamentary coverage.

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    The Tobacco Control Plan

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 1.30pm on Thursday 13 October 2016 on the Tobacco Control Plan. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee

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    Inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016 on the Expert Panel Working Group Inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members in charge are Yasmin Qureshi and Hannah Bardell. The motion for the debate is: That this House notes that an Expert Working Panel Group Inquiry was set up by the Government to investigate and assess evidence on children born with serious deformities due to hormone pregnancy test drugs taken by expectant mothers between 1953 and 1975; further notes with concern that the terms of reference as set out by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency do not clearly allow for an investigation into the systematic regulatory failures of government bodies at the time; notes the conflict of interest of some panel members; further notes that all evidence must be presented to expert panel members as set out in the term of reference; calls on the Inquiry to ensure that all evidence is presented to the expert panel with sufficient time for due consideration; further calls on the inquiry to guarantee thorough background checks on all panel members; calls for the terms of reference to be amended to include an investigation into the conduct of the Committee on Safety of Medicines; further calls on the Government to ensure that the inquiry has the trust and confidence of the victims for whom it was set up; and believes that, unless these changes are made, the ability of the Inquiry to achieve a fair outcome will be significantly compromised.

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    Baby loss

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on baby loss to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 13 October 2016. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members in charge are Antoinette Sandbach and Will Quince.

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    Future of the European Medicines Agency

    This Debate Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the Future of the European Medicines Agency to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 2:30pm – 4pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Daniel Zeichner MP.

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    Relations between Britain and Iran

    The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

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    Forced organ removal in China

    The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

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    Domestic abuse victims in family law courts

    A backbench business debate has been scheduled for Thursday 15 September 2016 on Domestic abuse victims in family law courts. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Angela Smith, Maria Miller and Peter Kyle.