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 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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Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949: 70th Anniversary

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949 on 30 July 1949. The Act meant that, for the first time, there was a consistent approach to providing assistance to people who could not afford to access the courts or pay for advice from a lawyer.…

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Trade Unions, Collective Action and the 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 18 July 2019. Lord Jordan (Labour) is to move that “this House takes note of the future of trade unions; and of wider industry representation, solidarity and collective action; and of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization”.…

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Protecting and Representing Future Generations in Policymaking

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 20 June 2019. Lord Bird (Crossbench) is to move that “this House takes note of the case for better protecting and representing the interests of future generations in policymaking”.…

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Inequality and Poverty in the UK

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 13 June 2019. Lord Dubs (Labour) is to move that “this House takes note of inequalities in income, wealth and living standards in the UK since the 2008 financial crisis; and further takes note of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Deaton Review of inequalities in the 21st century in the UK and the final report of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights”.…

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Issues Facing People with Disabilities and the Potential for Improved Treatment and Outcomes in the Next 50 Years

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant to the forthcoming debate on the issues facing people with disabilities and the potential for improved treatment and outcomes in the next 50 years.…

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