Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill scheduled to take place on 30 October 2019. The remaining stages of the bill are also due to take place on 30 October if the House agrees to a government motion to dispense with the standing order that would normally prevent more than one bill stage taking place on the same day.…

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Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 4

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 4 of the Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: home affairs, justice, local government, devolved affairs and constitutional affairs.…

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Case for a Referendum on the Outcome of EU Withdrawal Negotiations

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 25 October 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem (Liberal Democrat), “that this House takes note of the case for a People’s Vote on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU”. …

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate to take place on 13 September 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Harries of Pentregarth that this House takes note of Part II of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 and the effect it has had on third party election campaigning. …

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Representation of Women in Parliament

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on 5 February 2018 on the following motion moved by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative) on the “role of women in public life and the progress made in increasing their representation in Parliament 100 years after the Representation of the People Act 1918 received Royal Assent”. …

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