Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages

This legislation forms part of the Government’s policy to improve the country’s digital infrastructure. It seeks to make it easier for network operators to respond to requests to install broadband infrastructure in certain buildings, such as flats, if they are unable to contact the relevant rights holder.…

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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 Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: economic affairs, business, agriculture, environment, energy and transport.…

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Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate to take place on 6 September 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Henley (Conservative), “that the Grand Committee takes note of the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure: A Framework Document for Planning Decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure”.…

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International Women’s Day: Steps Being Taken to Press for Gender Equality Globally

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been produced for the debate taking place in the House of Lords on 8 March 2018, to mark International Women’s Day, on “the steps being taken to press for progress on gender equality globally”. It provides an overview of the global situation regarding gender equality, the UK’s position, and actions taken by the UK Government to promote gender equality overseas and domestically.…

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Queen’s Speech 2017 Day 2: Business, Economic Affairs, Transport, Energy, Environment and Agriculture

This Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the forthcoming Queen’s Speech, which is due to take place on 21 June 2017. The House of Lords is due to debate the Queen’s Speech over five days between 22 and 29 June 2017. This briefing is one of five prepared by the House of Lords Library to cover the themes of each day of debate.…

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