Public Service Broadcasting: Impact on the Economy and Creative Culture

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of a debate on 5 March 2020 in the House of Lords on the following motion: Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that this House takes note of the role of the BBC and public service broadcasting to the United Kingdom’s economy and creative culture.…

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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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Obscene Publications Act 1959: 60th Anniversary

On 29 July 2019, 60 years will have passed since the Obscene Publications Act 1959 received royal assent. This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on the Act. It also covers developments in the law that were relevant to the then Government’s attempt to ban the publication of D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover (R v Penguin Books Ltd 1960). This includes the previous case of R v Hicklin (1858).…

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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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