The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill would authorise the Government to provide financial assistance of up to £50 billion to support infrastructure projects. This Library Note summarises proceedings in the House of Commons on the Bill.
This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 21 June on the Government’s growth strategy for the UK economy, summarising the measures so far announced by the Government and commentary on these measures and the UK economic situation from a range of commentators and observers.
This Library Note provides an overview of the blockade of Gaza by the Government of Israel, including its history, attempts to bypass the blockade and recent developments. It then examines the impact of the blockade on the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and finally the response of the British Government.
This Library Note provides an overview of the situation of Dalits in South Asia and looks at the issue of caste-based discrimination in India. It also examines the Government’s international development policy for India, currently the largest recipient of UK development aid.
Fiscal Responsibility Bill (HL Bill 24 of 2009–2010).
The Fiscal Responsibility Bill imposes a statutory duty on the
Treasury to meet specific targets for the reduction of
government borrowing and debt. The Bill gives Parliament a
greater role in fiscal policy. It has completed its passage
through the House of Commons and is due for its second
reading debate in the House of Lords on 10th February 2010.
This House of Lords Library Note summarises the second
reading debate and the other stages of the Bill’s passage
through the House of Commons.
Debate on 28th January: the case For a fairer and more progressive tax system
This Library Note aims to provide background reading for the
debate to be held on Thursday 28th January:
“To call attention to the case for a fairer and more progressive tax system”
This Note examines the differing perspectives recently put
forward by interest groups and policy think-tanks on whether
reforms should be introduced aimed at providing for a fairer and more progressive system of taxation in the UK.