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DEP2017-0279
29-03-2017 Lords  Prime Minister 

Letter dated 29/03/2017 from Theresa May MP to Donald Tusk regarding Article 50, notifying the European Council President of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. 6p.

HC Oral Statement 29/03/2017

Corporate Author: Prime Minister

DEP2017-0270
27-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Independent inquiry into the award of the Magnox decommissioning contract by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its subsequent termination. 1p.

WMS

DEP2017-0275
27-03-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 27/03/2017 from Jane Ellison to Jonathan Reynolds MP regarding the Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 and the process for resolving disputes between the UK and Scottish Governments. 2p.

HC Debate 20/03/2017

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0268
24-03-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

I. Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour. 76p. II. Letter dated 24/03/2017 from Edward Timpson MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk attaching the report and government response for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. III. Letter dated 24/03/2017 from Justine Greening MP to Tom Bennett in response to report. 6p.

DEP2017-0273
23-03-2017 Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 23/03/2017 from Lord Keen of Elie QC to Lord Browne of Belmont regarding figures for unpaid fines in Northern Ireland, as raised in the Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 debate. 2p.

HL Debate 21/03/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2017-0274
23-03-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 23/03/2017 from John Hayes MP to Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill Committee Members regarding issues raised during the 7th committee stage sitting, including new clause on automated vehicles, electric vehicles: funding for taxi charge infrastructure and warranties for LPG van conversions. 2p.

HC Debate 23/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0257
22-03-2017 Lords  Leader of the House of Lords 

Letter dated 22/03/2017 from Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Lord Judd regarding issues raised during the Statement on the March 2017 European Council meeting. 1p.

Oral statement 14/03/2017

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2017-0258
22-03-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 22/03/2017 from Robert Goodwill MP to Yvette Cooper MP and others regarding the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0259
22-03-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 22/03/2017 from Robert Goodwill MP to Lord Dubs and others regarding the status of those people who came to the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0260
22-03-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 22/03/2017 from John Hayes MP to MPs regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage (6th sitting) of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill. 5p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0271
22-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 22/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie and Jo Johnson MP to Baroness O'Neill regarding the Higher Education and Research Bill: powers of the Office for Students to ensure that students are protected if a provider cannot deliver courses. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0249
21-03-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 21/03/2017 from Lord Young of Cookham to Baroness Wheeler regarding issues raised during the debate on the Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017. Incl. copy of the House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee report on the Order. 20p.

HL debate 09/03/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0255
21-03-2017 Lords  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 21/03/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rooker and others regarding the Criminal Finances Bill and fines imposed on financial institutions. 1p. II. Details of selected fines imposed on financial institutions with a presence in the UK for tax fraud, money laundering and financial crime systems and control offences. 4p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0256
21-03-2017 Lords  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 21/03/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding Government amendments tabled for the Committee Stage of the Criminal Finances Bill. 3p. II. Criminal Finances Bill: amendments to be moved in Committee of the whole house. 24p.

HL Bill 104 2016-17

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0240
20-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Memorandum for Public Bill Committee on the application of standing order no. 83L of the House of Commons relating to public business to the Pension Schemes Bill, as amended. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0245
20-03-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/03/2017 from Lord Young of Cookham to Baroness Neville-Rolfe regarding issue of capital weighting of loans to small builders. 1p.

HL Debate 02/03/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0247
20-03-2017 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 20/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie and Lord Young of Cookham to Peers regarding issues raised throughout the Higher Education and Research Bill: institutional autonomy and academic freedom, Royal Charters in relation to degree awarding powers and University Title, appeals against a regulator's decision. 3p.

HL Debates: 06/03/2017, 08/03/2017, 13/03/2017, 15/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0250
20-03-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 21/03/2017 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted, to Roger Godsiff MP regarding the number of local authority maintained schools which have been placed in special measures by Ofsted, 2006/07 - 2015/16. 2p.

PQ 67800

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2017-0254
20-03-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 20/03/2017 from John Hayes MP to Committee Members regarding issues raised during the Committee sessions of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill. 3p.

Bill 143 2016-17

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0265
20-03-2017 Commons  Communities and Local Government 

Documents relating to the decision to withdraw the direction for Birmingham City Council not to take any step in connection with the adoption of the Birmingham Development Plan 2031. Incl. i) submissions from third parties ii) submissions from parties connected to the Peddimore Employment Site and Langley Sustainable Urban Extension and iii) a presentation delivered by Birmingham City Council at a meeting with officials from the DCLG. [redacted] (17 docs.)

PQ 56249

DEP2017-0262
20-03-2017 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 20/03/2017 from Lord Henley to Lord McKenzie of Luton regarding the automatic re-enrolment figures requested during the debate on the Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017. 2p.

HL Debate 09/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0246
20-03-2017 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 20/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Baroness Deech and Eric Pickles MP regarding freedom of speech enclosing a letter from Jo Johnson MP to Universities UK concerning issues relating to freedom of speech in universities. 6p.

HL Debate 02/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2017-0244
18-03-2017 Lords  Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 18/03/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord True regarding the Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Article 4 directions for the permitted development right for the change of use from office to residential following third reading. 4p.

HL Debate 15/03/2017

Corporate Author: Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0242
17-03-2017 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 17/03/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding issues raised in second reading of the Criminal Finances Bill, including: company ownership transparency, Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), powers of seizure and forfeiture, corporate liability for UK-linked companies involved in cases of severe harm to individuals overseas, the anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory regime, sharing of financial intelligence with EU countries, confiscation orders, domestic Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), and the Magnitsky amendment. 2p.

HL Debate 09/03/2017

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0243
17-03-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 17/03/2017 from Ben Wallace MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding arrangements with France about deployment of 'sea marshals' on French-flagged cross-channel ferries. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0261
17-03-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 17/03/2017 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted, to Justin Tomlinson MP regarding the recruitment of teachers from non-leadership backgrounds as Ofsted inspectors. 1p.

PQ 67989

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2017-0235
16-03-2017 Lords  Department for Education 

I. Letter dated 16/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Peers regarding government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill. 1 p. II. Amendments to be moved on third reading. 2p.

HL Bill 112 2016-17

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0241
16-03-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 16/03/2017 from Robert Halfon MP to Kelvin Hopkins MP regarding financial support for apprentices Westminster Hall debate: correction to Hansard regarding apprenticeship spending. 1p.

HC Debate 08/03/2017

DEP2017-0228
15-03-2017 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 15/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie and Lord Young of Cookham to Lord Mackay regarding amendment to the powers to enter and search in Schedule 5 of the Higher Education and Research Bill tabled at report stage. 2p.

HL Debate 08/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0231
15-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 15/03/2017 from Philip Hammond MP to Andrew Tyrie MP regarding the decision not to proceed with the class 4 National Insurance contributions (NICs) measures set out in the Budget. 2p.

Oral Statement c.435

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0233
15-03-2017 Lords  Communities and Local Government 

Explanatory note on method of calculation of the Transition Grant. 3p.

HL 5741

Corporate Author: Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0234
15-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 15/03/2017 from Lord Prior of Brampton and Jo Johnson MP to Lord Mackay of Clashfern regarding how the Office for Students (OfS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will work together on Research degree awarding powers (RDAPs). 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0239
15-03-2017 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 15/03/2017 from Ben Gummer MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk depositing annual abstract of marriages. 1p. II. Tables showing statistics on marriages in England and Wales, 1846 to 2014. 41p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, Paymaster-General

DEP2017-0252
15-03-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 15/03/2017 from Andrew Jones MP to Albert Owen MP and David Nuttall MP regarding updated analysis of Committee Stage Government amendments to the Bus Services Bill for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL). Incl. attached memorandum. 6p.

Bill 158 2016-17

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0229
14-03-2017 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 14/03/2017 from Sarah Newton MP to Christopher Chope MP regarding issues raised at the Commons report stage of the private member's bill - Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill. 2p.

HC Debate 24/02/2017

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2017-0232
14-03-2017 Lords  Department for Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 14/03/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Peers regarding Government Report Stage amendments to Parts 3, 5 and 6 of the Digital Economy Bill. 5p. II. Public service broadcaster prominence on electronic programme guides. 3p. III. Draft statutory instrument. The Breaching Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2017. 2p. IV. Digital Economy Bill: summary of Government amendments for Lords Report tabled on 13 March 2017. 6p. V. Government response to Professor Waterson's Independent Review: consumer protection measures concerning online secondary ticketing facilities. 11p.

HL Bill 102 2016-17

Corporate Author: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DEP2017-0236
14-03-2017 Lords  Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 16/03/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding a business rates review. 1p.

HL Oral Questions 01/03/2017

Corporate Author: Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0218
13-03-2017 Commons  Communities and Local Government 

Proof of evidence of Steven Kosky, Planning witness - Call-In Public Inquiry in respect of Application by Veolia ES Hertfordshire Limited for a recycling and energy recovery facility for the treatment of municipal (including healthcare), commercial and industrial waste. Incl. summary, supplementary document (including rebuttals), and appendices. 4 docs.

PQ 66944

DEP2017-0237
13-03-2017 Commons  Department of Health 

Letter dated 13/03/2017 from Nicola Blackwood MP to Luciana Berger MP regarding the answering of parliamentary questions and NHS England data on numbers of transfers through Health and Justice Indicators of Performance. 1p

HC Point of Order 07/03/2017, PQ 65324, PQ 52459

Corporate Author: Department of Health

DEP2017-0225
10-03-2017 Commons  Department for Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 10/03/2017 from Karen Bradley MP to Diana Johnson MP regarding the debate on the proposed merger of Sky and 21st Century Fox: sets out the stages that apply to media mergers. 2p.

HC Debate 06/03/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DEP2017-0224
10-03-2017 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 10/03/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Baroness Deech and Lord Polak regarding freedom of speech and higher education institutions. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0213
09-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Communities and Local Government 

Midlands Engine Strategy. 29p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0214
09-03-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 09/03/2017 from Chris Grayling MP to colleagues regarding the Government's Congestion Relief Programme (CRP). Incl. Annexes. 3p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0217
09-03-2017 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

Next generation mobile technologies: a 5G strategy for the UK. 70p.

WMS

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

DEP2017-0220
09-03-2017 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2017 from Lord Henley to Lord McKenzie of Luton regarding issues raised during the debate on the Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017 on 21 Feb 2017. 4p.

HL Debate 21/02/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0221
09-03-2017 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2017 from Lord Henley to Baroness Sherlock regarding the impact of the Government's welfare reforms as raised during the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017 debate. 1p.

HL Debate 21/02/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0222
09-03-2017 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2017 from Lord Henley to Baroness Thomas of Winchester regarding issues raised during the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017 debate: the Fit for work service. 2p.

HL Debate 21/02/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2017-0226
09-03-2017 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 13/03/2017 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, to Liz Saville-Roberts MP regarding Ofsted reports on the quality of education, training and welfare for army recruits aged 16 to 18. 2p.

PQ 66715

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2017-0216
08-03-2017 Lords  Department of Health 

Letter dated 08/03/2017 from Lord O'Shaughnessy to Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and others regarding issues raised during the debate on the Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 on 28 Feb 2017. 3p.

HL Debate 28/02/17

Corporate Author: Department of Health

DEP2017-0219
08-03-2017 Commons  Department of Health 

I. Letter dated 08/03/2017 from Philip Dunne MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Memorandum for Public Bill Committee on the application of Standing Order No. 83L of the House of Commons relating to Public Business to Lords amendments to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (EVEL) 9p.

Bill 146 2016-17

Corporate Author: Department of Health

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