Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, this briefing sets out background information on UN initiatives to raise awareness of violence against women and UK actions to tackle the issue.
This House of Lords Library briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] in the House of Lords on Friday 21 October 2016.
The House of Lords is due to debate the Queen’s Speech over four days between 19 and 25 May 2016. This briefing is one of four prepared by the House of Lords Library to cover the themes of each day of debate.
This Library Note provides background information on the Budget Statement which was delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on 8 July 2015. The Note provides a brief overview of some of the key Budget measures, before outlining the immediate reaction to the statement as expressed by members of the House of Commons and by a selection of organisations and commentators. It has been written to support the debate in the House of Lords on this subject scheduled to take place on 21 July 2015.