Deposited papers

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DEP2017-0599
19-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Proposals for implementing legislation to define antique firearms: Government consultation. Incl. annexes. 27p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0600
19-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Service Complaints Ombudsman's Annual Report 2016: MOD formal response. 6p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0603
19-10-2017 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 19/10/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Data Protection Bill. 6p. II. Annex: Data Protection Bill - comparison of schedules 1 to 3 with the Data Protection Act 1988. 7p.

HL Debate 10/10/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

DEP2017-0576
19-10-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 19/10/2017 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding constitutional issues and citizenship rights in Myanmar. 1p.

HL Oral Question 05/09/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0601
18-10-2017 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 18/10/2017 from Lord Callanan to Lord McKenzie of Luton regarding the purchase of Monarch Airlines by Greybull Capital and the Pension Protection Fund. 2p.

Oral Statement 09/10/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0595
17-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

National security and infrastructure investment review: the Government’s review of the national security implications of foreign ownership or control. Incl. annexes. 79p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0587
16-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

2017 UK annual report on modern slavery. 58p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive Department of Justice

DEP2017-0588
16-10-2017 Commons  Home Office 

I. Criteria for designating bodies in the Police Super-complaints System. A public consultation. 14p. II. Letter dated 16/10/2017 from Nick Hurd MP to Chair, Commons Home Affairs Committee regarding publication of the above consultation. 1p.

DEP2017-0591
16-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Disabled People's Employment Corporation (GB) Limited and Department for Work and Pensions framework document for the period of members' voluntary liquidation (MVL). 7p.

WMS

DEP2017-0592
16-10-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 16/10/2017 from Mel Stride MP to George Howard MP and Charles Walker MP regarding powers contained in the Finance Bill. 1p. II. Finance Bill: Clauses with powers to make secondary legislation. 19p.

Bill 102 2017-19

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0593
16-10-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 16/10/2017 from Mel Stride MP to George Howarth MP and Charles Walker MP regarding Government amendments to the Finance Bill. 2p.

Bill 102 2017-19

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0594
16-10-2017 Commons  Scotland Office 

Civil estate occupancy agreements and memoranda of terms of occupation (MOTO) arrangements for buildings occupied by the Scotland Office. 6 docs.

PQ 105440

DEP2017-0596
16-10-2017 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2017 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Naseby regarding the United Kingdom's response to Hurricane Irma. 1p.

HL Oral Question 10/10/2017

Corporate Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2017-0598
16-10-2017 Commons  Department for Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 16/10/2017 from Sajid Javid MP to Clive Betts MP regarding the response to the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Building Safety Programme which was established. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0584
12-10-2017 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 12/10/2017 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding why the UN Security Council had not referred North Korea to the International Criminal Court as discussed following the Oral Statement on the Korean Peninsula. 1p.

HL Debate 05/09/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0586
12-10-2017 Commons  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 12/10/2017 from Michael Gove MP to Neil Parish MP and Lord Teverson regarding an update on the Government's plans regarding future commitments within the World Trade Organisation. 4p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2017-0578
11-10-2017 Commons  Wales Office 

Table showing the number of workers (employees and self employed) in each industry sector, by nationality group and region, in Wales 2013-2015. 3p.

PQ 105965

DEP2017-0579
11-10-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 11/10/2017 from Greg Clark MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Magnox Inquiry: interim report. Incl. appendix. 29p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Magnox Inquiry

DEP2017-0585
11-10-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

Indexation of pre-1997 private occupational Defined Benefit pensions: schemes which do not pay increases (factsheet). 2p.

PQ 105966

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0574
10-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

Race disparity audit. Summary findings from the ethnicity facts and figures website. 60p.

Oral Statement

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2017-0575
10-10-2017 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

UK/Belarus Double Taxation Convention. Signed on 26 September 2017. 34p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Revenue and Customs

DEP2017-0597
08-10-2017 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Letter dated 8/10/2017 from Liam Fox MP to Angus Brendan MacNeil MP and Hilary Benn regarding the Government's future commitments within the World Trade Organization as we leave the EU. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2017-0572
05-10-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 05/10/2017 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood regarding issues arising during the debate on prison overcrowding, including: sentencing reform, safety in the youth offending estate, Independent Monitoring Boards, Scotland and the presumption against imposing shorter custodial sentences, and rehabilitative culture. 3p.

HL Debate 07/09/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0569
02-10-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 02/10/2017 from Brandon Lewis MP to Chairman, European Scrutiny Committee and Chair of the Lords European Union Committee regarding a report of discussions at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of 14 September 2017 held in Brussels. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0564
29-09-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Margot James MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in the social care sector. 1p. II. Enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in the social care sector: “sleep-in” shifts - government announcement. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0566
29-09-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 29/9/2017 from Penny Mordaunt MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (Section 72) Designation Order 2017. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0570
29-09-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig and others regarding flexible working arrangements available to the Armed Forces as discussed during the Committee Stage of the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill. Incl. annex. 12p.

HL Debate 12/09/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0571
29-09-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig of Radley and others regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill. 6p.

HL Debate 12/09/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0562
29-09-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Penny Mordaunt MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Extract from the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) Outcome Report in relation to Nottingham Service Centre for April 2016. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0568
28-09-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 28/09/2017 from Amber Rudd MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the deployment of "sea marshals" on French-flagged cross-channel ferries. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0577
28-09-2017 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 20/09/2017 from John Pullinger, National Statistician, to Lord Marlesford regarding the publication of figures relating to the Retail Price Index. 1p.

PQ HL 1620

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, UK Statistics Authority

DEP2017-0561
27-09-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 27/09/2017 from Chris Grayling MP to Lilian Greenwood MP regarding safeguarding directions for Phase 2A and Phase 2B of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway. 2p. II. High Speed Two Phase 2b Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds safeguarding directions with guidance notes for local planning authorities. 11p. III. High Speed Two Phase 2a West Midlands to Crewe safeguarding directions with guidance notes for local planning authorities. 11p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport, High Speed Two

DEP2017-0567
27-09-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 27/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Earl Attlee regarding pay for part-time working as discussed during the Committee Stage of the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill. 2p.

HL Debate 12/09/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0559
25-09-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 25/09/2017 from Damian Hinds MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Universal Credit Northern Ireland: list of the No. 1 relevant districts. 6p. III. The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017. 42p.

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Executive

DEP2017-0557
19-09-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 19/09/2017 from Ben Wallace MP to Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee regarding the provisions of the Data Protection Bill and the processing of personal data by the intelligence services for national security purposes. 2p.

HL Debate 13/09/2017

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0565
19-09-2017 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 19/09/2017 from Matt Hancock MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) framework document. 14p.

Corporate Author: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DEP2017-0589
18-09-2017 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, to the Lord Bishop of St Albans regarding the regulation of credit card limit increases. 2p.

PQ HL1404

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2017-0553
15-09-2017 Lords  Department for Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 15/09/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord Beecham regarding funding of the Valuation Office Agency. 2p.

HL Debate 11/09/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0545
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

The six-monthly report on Hong Kong 1 January to 30 June 2017. 26p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2017-0546
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

I. Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital gains. 19p. II. Exchange of letters between the United Kingdom and Bermuda replacing the 2007 arrangement between the two Governments for the exchange of information with respect to taxes. 20p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Revenue and Customs

DEP2017-0548
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Wales Office 

The UK Government's response to the report of the Electoral Commission on the May 2016 elections to the National Assembly for Wales. 9p.

WMS

DEP2017-0550
14-09-2017 Commons  Department for Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 14/09/2017 from Sajid Javid MP to David Lammy MP regarding health assessments and bereavement counselling following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Incl. attached briefing "Overview of mental health and emotional wellbeing offer for Grenfell" 8p.

HC Oral Statement 05/09/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0549
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Judicial Conduct Investigations Office annual report. 8p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

DEP2017-0552
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

I. Primary assessment in England. Government consultation response. 41p. II. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations Government consultation response. 30p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2017-0547
14-09-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 14/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig regarding questions asked during the National Shipbuilding Strategy debate, including: implementation, price and development of Type 31e, the defence industrial strategy and civilian headcount reductions. 2p.

HL Debate 06/09/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0554
14-09-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 14/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Baroness Jolly regarding questions asked during the National Shipbuilding Strategy debate: the timescale of Type 31e and the shipbuilding market. 2p.

HL Debate 06/09/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0556
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14-09-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Universal Credit full service guidance [Refresh of the guidance previously published on 26/10/2016 reference DEP2016-0778]. 136 docs. II. Letter dated 26/01/2016 from Damian Hinds MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk depositing the guidance. 1 doc.

DEP2016-0778

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0558
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 10/08/2017 from Sir Martin Moore-Bick to Theresa May MP regarding the Grenfell Tower Inquiry terms of reference. Incl. the recommended terms of reference and a summary of responses to the consultation on the terms of reference. 7p. II. Letter dated 15/08/2017 from Theresa May MP to Sir Martin Moore-Bick regarding the terms of reference for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. 2p.

Corporate Author: Prime Minister, Grenfell Tower Inquiry

DEP2017-0563
14-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

I. The national funding formula for schools and high needs: equalities impact assessment. 18p. II. Executive summary. 16p. III. Analysis of and response to the schools national funding formula consultation. [Government response to consultation]. 57p. IV. Analysis of and response to the schools national funding formula consultation. 30p. V. The national funding formula for schools and high needs Policy document. 51p.

Oral Statement 14/09/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2017-0544
13-09-2017 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 23/08/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Paul Wiles, Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material, regarding the Government response to the Annual report on the retention and use of biometric material. 4p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

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