• Debate Pack

    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.

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    NHS sustainability and transformation plans

    There will be an Opposition Day Debate on NHS sustainability and transformation plans on Wednesday 14 September 2016. This House of Commons Library page provides a summary of the issues and links to Parliamentary and press coverage.

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    Universal basic income

    MPs will debate Universal basic income on Wednesday 14 September 2016 in Westminster Hall from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Ronnie Cowan MP will open the debate. This House of Commons Library page discusses the issues with and arguments for and against universal basic income schemes, and recent developments.

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    South Korea and the dog meat trade

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 12 September 2016 at 4.30pm on an e-petition entitled ‘Urge the South Korean Government to end the brutal dog meat trade’. The subject for the debate was selected by the Petitions Committee, and the Member in charge is Oliver Dowden.

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    Paris Agreement and Climate Change

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the Opposition Day debate on the Paris Agreement and Climate Change to be held in the Chamber on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

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    Educational performance of boys

    MPs will debate the Educational performance of boys in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 4.30pm. The debate will be led by Karl McCartney. This House of Commons Library background briefing includes relevant statistics, media comment and parliamentary coverage.

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    Fourth Industrial Revolution

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the fourth industrial revolution to take place to take place in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 8 September 2016.

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    Badger Culling and Bovine TB

    This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on badger culling and bovine TB, to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 June 2016 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Dr Paul Monaghan MP.

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    Missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria

    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.