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Deposited papers are placed in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords Library by a minister or the Speaker. The majority of deposited papers are placed by ministers in reply to parliamentary questions.
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Letter from the Speaker dated 15/05/2017 depositing letters of condolence on the death of Jo Cox MP, from the National Assembly of the People's Power Republic of the Republic of Cuba, Consell General Principat d'Andorra, Ambassador of the Council of Europe No Hate Speech Campaign, Group Chief Executive of the Co-op, Speaker of the Knesset - Israel, the Bangladesh National Parliament, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Dail Eireann, Chamber of Representatives National Congress of Chile, Parliament of Thuringia, the House of Assembly Bermuda, the House of Representatives Congress of the United States, the Legislative Council New South Wales, the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to the Speaker and the Speaker's responses. 32p.
Corporate Author: Speaker
Letter dated 15/05/2017 from the Speaker depositing letters of condolence regarding the attack on Westminster Bridge and the murder of PC Keith Palmer, from the Chamber of Representatives of the Moroccan Parliament, the House of Representatives of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Consell General Principat D'Andorra, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Parliament of Canada, National Assembly of Quebec, Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, National Assembly of Kuwait, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, National Legislative Assembly Thailand, Senat of the Republique Francaise, Chamber of Counsellors of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Parlament de Catalunya, National People's Assembly Algeria, National Assembly, the Knesset Israel, the German Bundestag, National Council of Monaco, House of Representatives Japan, Legislative Assembly Queensland Parliament, Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, Mauritius National Assembly, House of Representatives New Zealand, House of Representatives Belize, Parliament of Uganda, The Bailiff of Jersey, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Tynwald Isle of Man, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Scottish Government, Bailiff of Guernsey, and the Scottish Parliament. 61p.
Letter dated 08/05/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Campbell of Pittenweem regarding interoperability between NATO members in mine counter measures operations. 1p.
Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence
Letter dated 08/05/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Campbell regarding promotion of Typhoon aircraft sales to other countries. 1p.
Letter dated 08/05/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Campbell of Pittenweem regarding the use of unmanned overboard systems in mine counter measures operations. 1p.
Letter dated 03/05/2017 from Lord Prior of Brampton to Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town regarding the installation of smart meters. 2p.
PQ HL6888, PQ HL6889
Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Letter dated 02/05/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Campbell of Pittenweem regarding Project Centurion. 1p.
I. Letter dated 27/04/2017 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Letter dated 26/04/2017 from the Earl of Caithness to Baroness Fookes regarding the DEFRA response to the 29th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in relation to the Farriers (Registration) Bill (changes to the constitution of the Farriers Registration Council (FRC)). 2p.
Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Letter dated 27/04/2017 from Lord Nash to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding the estimated annual cost of amendment 1a of the Technical and Further Education Bill as discussed during Lords consideration of Commons amendments. 1p.
HL Debate 25/04/2017
Corporate Author: Department for Education
I. Letter dated 27/04/2017 from Alok Sharma MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding Wilton Park Executive Agency Framework document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Framework document. 24p.
Corporate Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
I. Letter dated 26/04/2017 from Ben Wallace MP to Rupa Huq MP regarding a document to be placed in the House Library. 1p. II. Criminal Finances Bill: analysis on the application of Standing Order No. 83O of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business in respect of Lords Amendments. 4p.
Corporate Author: Home Office
Letter dated 26/04/2017 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Beecham regarding money that has been over-recovered through the use of enhanced fees as discussed during the debate on the Public Guardian (Fees, etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. 1p.
HL Debate 21/03/2017
Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice
Statement signed by Baroness Neville-Rolfe that the provisions of the Finance Bill are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. 1p.
Corporate Author: Treasury
Higher Education and Research Bill: memorandum on the application of Standing Order No. 83O of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business in respect of certified motions or amendments relating to Lords amendments and other messages. 9p.
Letter dated 26/04/2017 from Sam Gyimah MP to Ian Lucas MP regarding legislation on possession of psychoactive substances. 1p.
HC Oral Question 25/04/2017
I. Letter dated 26/04/2017 from Lord Fowler to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding correspondence for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Two Letters dated 19/04/2017 and 17/04/2017 from the Russian Ambassador together with statements from the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation regarding the a) illegal use of armed forces and b) the missile attack by the United States of America on the military air base in the Syrian Arab Republic on 7 April. 4p.
Corporate Author: Lord Speaker, Russian Embassy, Russian Federal Assembly
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Baroness Buscombe to Lord Palmer of Childs Hill regarding issues raised during the Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017 debate. 1p.
HL Debate 30/03/2017
Corporate Author: Whips' Office
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Baroness Buscombe to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding issues raised during the the Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulation 2017, including: reporting requirements - transparency and confidentiality. 1p.
I. Tailored review of Arts Council England. 58p. II. Annexes to main report. 58p.
Corporate Author: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Baroness Buscombe to Lord Kakkar regarding an issue raised during the debate on medical research: coordination of the life sciences sector and the role of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) in coordinating medical research funding. 1p.
HL Debate 28/03/2017
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Baroness Buscombe to the Earl of Dundee regarding a point raised during the medical research debate: sustainable development goals and the Government's support for bodies such as product development partnerships. 2p.
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Baroness Buscombe to Lord Hain regarding an issue raised during the debate on the future of local post offices: consideration of the French Post Bank model - La Banque Postale. 2p.
Letter dated 24/04/2017 from Amanda Spielman HMCI, to Royston Smith MP regarding Ofsted inspections of schools and children who have English as an additional language (EAL). 2p.
Corporate Author: Ofsted
Letter dated 09/05/2017 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, to Grahame Morris MP regarding the provision of supporting materials by exam boards for A level and AS level reformed subjects. 2p.
Corporate Author: Ofqual
Letter dated 20/04/2017 from Justine Greening MP to Neil Carmichael MP regarding new GCSE qualifications in England. 2p.
Letter dated 21/04/2017 from Karen Bradley MP to Tom Watson MP regarding intervention in the proposed merger between Sky and 21st Century Fox. 1p.
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and associated documents. I. Investing in cycling and walking: rapid evidence assessment: supporting statement. 2p. II. Rapid evidence assessment: report for the Department for Transport by Brook Lyndhurst. 82p. III. Investment inputs, outputs and outcomes. 18p. IV. Strategy document. 38p. V. Government response to the consultation on the draft Strategy. 20p. VI. Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs): a) Expression of interest guidance for local authorities, b) Technical Guidance for Local Authorities, c) Annex A: propensity to cycle tool. (3 docs.) VII. Public information leaflet. 1p. V. Letter dated 21/04/2017 from Andrew Jones MP to Louise Ellman MP regarding publication of the Strategy. 2p.
Corporate Author: Department for Transport, Brook Lyndhurst
I. Corporate governance in central government departments: code of good practice. 35p. II. Guidance note. 27p. III. Letter dated 21/04/2017 from Ben Gummer MP to Bernard Jenkin MP regarding publication of a refreshed code of good practice. 1p.
Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, Treasury
I. Letter dated 21/04/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding further Government amendments for report stage of the Criminal Finances Bill, including those relating to: company ownership transparency in Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, recovery of heritable property and safeguards for tenants, consequential legislation powers for Scottish and Northern Ireland Ministers, sharing of information by HMRC and the Financial Conduct Authority. 2p. II. Criminal Finances Bill: Supplementary delegated powers memorandum Lords report stage. 1p. III. Draft additions to the Code of Practice (Investigations) under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 11p. IV. Amendments to be moved on report [Draft 20.04.17]: beneficial ownership. 2p. V. Amendments to be moved on report: [Notice to local authority: Scotland], [Leases and occupancy rights: Scotland]. 6p.
HL Bill 124 2016-17
Letter dated 21/04/2017 from Mike Penning MP to Tim Farron MP regarding supplementary information to questions on the number of Daesh militants killed and wounded in UK air strikes in Iraq and Syria between December 2015 and December 2016. 17p.
Digital Economy Bill: memorandum on the application of Standing Order 830 of the Standing Orders of the House in respect of the Lords amendments to the Bill. [English Votes for English Laws]. 8p.
Bill 166 2016-17; WMS
General Election guidance 2017. 37p.
Corporate Author: Cabinet Office
Letter dated 05/04/2017 from John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority, to Lord Shipley, regarding whether the Government are planning to harmonise the various indices used to calculate inflation. 2p.
Corporate Author: UK Statistics Authority
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Watson of Invergowrie and Lord Storey regarding issues raised during the debate on the draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017. 2p.
National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies.
2015 edition. 54p.
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Mike Penning MP to Luciana Berger regarding details of reports of injuries associated with the use of CS spray in the training of armed forces personnel. 2p.
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Damian Hinds MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk attaching an Explanatory Note for the House of Commons Library: discretionary Social Fund budget Allocation 2017/18. 2p.
Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions
Technical and Further Education Bill: Memorandum on the application of Standing Order 83O in relation to the Government amendments passed by the Lords, for Commons’ Consideration of Lords Amendments. [English Votes for English Laws]. 4p.
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Lord Henley to Baroness Altmann regarding issues raised during the Lords consideration of Commons amendments on the Pension Schemes Bill, including: pensions taxation, review of automatic enrolment, and pause orders. 2p.
HL Debate 05/04/2017
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Lord Henley to Lord McKenzie of Luton regarding the Lords' consideration of Commons amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill debate and the timetable for bringing the Master Trust regulations into force. 1p.
Letter dated 19/04/2017 from Lord Henley to Lord Young of Norwood Green regarding a point about the Post Office card account (POca) raised during the local post offices debate. 2p.
May 2017 Elections: guidance on conduct. 10p.
I. Condition Funding Allocations: how the models meet the Aqua Book guidance on producing quality analysis for government. 3p. II. Condition Funding Methodology for 2015–18
updated explanatory note for the 2017–18 Allocations. 15p. III. Devolved Formula capital user guide and ready reckoner. 6p. IV. Table showing school condition allocations 2017/18. [open document format and spreadsheet format] 22p.
Correction slip for Table 1, Page 11 of "Court fees: the Government response to consultation on proposals to reform fees for grants of probate. 2p.
1. Letter dated 18/04/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding government amendments to the Criminal Finances Bill at report stage. 2p. II. Criminal Finance Bill: amendments to be moved on report. 4p.
Letter dated 18/04/2017 from Phillip Lee MP to Ed Vaizey MP regarding issues raised during the debate on judicial pensions regulations, including: ongoing litigation - the McCloud judgment, Scottish judicial offices, and reference to judicial independence in the explanatory memorandum. 2p.
HC Debate 27/03/2017
Letter dated 13/04/2017 from Damian Green MP to Baroness Browning, Bishop of Durham, Baroness Sherlock, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville regarding amendments to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations following the debate in the House of Lords. 2p.
HL Debate 27/03/2017
Letter dated 11/04/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding the Criminal Finances Bill: issues raised during the second day of committee stage, including: a UK public register of beneficial owners of overseas companies; corporate criminal liability on wider forms of economic crime, disqualification of directors, legislating for Crown Dependencies, company ownership transparency in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and commencement provisions of the Bill. 3p.
HL Debate 03/04/2017
Letter dated 14/03/2017 from Robert Halfon MP to Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency, regarding SFA priorities and funding for the 2017/2018 financial year. Incl. annex and separate commitment letter. 5p.
Letter dated 10/04/2017 from Amber Rudd MP to Sir William Cash and Lord Boswell regarding the 27/28 March Justice and Home Affairs Council. 4p.
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