Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 3

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 3 of the Lords debate on the December 2019 Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: economic affairs, business and public services…

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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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House of Lords Rural Economy Committee Report: Time for a Strategy for the Rural Economy

On 8 October 2019 Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat) is due to move that “this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on the Rural Economy Time for a strategy for the rural economy”. The report was published in April 2019, and the Government responded in July 2019. This briefing provides a short summary of the key elements of the report and responses, and a selection of further information on the topic of the rural economy.…

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Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee Report: The Future of Seaside Towns

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming debate on the report from the Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities ‘The Future of Seaside Towns’.…

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Infrastructure Needs of London Stansted Cambridge ‘Innovation Corridor’

This House of Lords briefing pack contains a selection of material relevant to the forthcoming debate on the Government’s assessment of the transport infrastructure needs of the United Kingdom’s Innovation Corridor (London, Stansted, Cambridge); and to what extent the current infrastructure limits that region’s potential to contribute to the nation’s wealth.…

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Social Housing: Case for Increased Provision

This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 31 January 2019 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Whitty (Labour) “that this House takes note of the case for a long-term commitment to increased provision of social housing to help to reduce housing costs, homelessness and housing benefit expenditure”.…

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