Deposited papers

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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DEP2017-0463
20-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Transport 

Updated rail franchise schedule. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0465
20-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/07/2017 from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Cox regarding issues raised during the Korean Peninsula debate: tourism and the human rights situation in the DPRK and representations to China concerning the abduction of Mr Ham. 1p.

HL Debate 13/07/17

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0466
20-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/07/2017 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding the use of foreign banks by the DPRK to access European and US financial systems. 1p.

HL Debate 13/07/17

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0467
20-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

List of Cabinet Committees and Implementation Taskforces. 20p.

WMS

DEP2017-0468
20-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Review of the Advisory Council on the misuse of drugs, the Animals in Science Committee and the National DNA Database Ethics Group. Incl. annexes. 70p.

WMS

DEP2017-0471
20-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/07/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Hollick regarding issues raised during the debate on the reports from the Economic Affairs Committee "The Price of power: reforming the electricity market". 5p.

HL Debate 17/07/17

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0472
20-07-2017 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

United Kingdom Reserve Forces External Scrutiny Team 2017 annual report 2017. Incl. annexes. 64p.

PQ HL600

Corporate Author: Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

DEP2017-0475
20-07-2017 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 20/07/2017 from Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton regarding Europol and Eurojust as discussed following the statement on the G20 in Hamburg. 1p.

HL Oral statement 10/07/17

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2017-0476
20-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/07/2017 from Lord Young of Cookham to Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws regarding the Government's report into the funding of extremism. 1p.

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0459
19-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

Conflict Stability and Security Fund: annual report 2016/17. 21p.

WMS

DEP2017-0460
19-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

I. Bovine TB: consultation on proposals to simplify surveillance testing in the High Risk Area of England and other disease control measures. Incl. annexes. 15p. II. Summary of responses to the consultation on Guidance to Natural England on licensed badger control to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Incl. annex. 13p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2017-0464
19-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 19/07/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to the Bishop of Truro regarding children suffering from mental health disorders who were placed in adult wards in 2015-16. 2p.

HL Oral Question 05/07/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0478
19-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Open letter dated 19/07/2017 from Neil Gibbins, Chair, Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety, to Margot James MP. 2p. II. Report of the Working group on product recalls and safety. Incl. annex. 26p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Product Recalls and Safety Working Group

DEP2017-0470
19-07-2017 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 19/07/2017 from Chris Skidmore MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Birth summary tables, England and Wales 2016. III. Death registrations summary statistics, England and Wales 2016. IV. Death registrations by single year of age.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2017-0474
19-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 19/07/2017 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to the Countess of Mar regarding social workers and parents accused of fabricating or inducing myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) symptoms in their children. 2p.

HL Debate 06/07/17

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0404
18-07-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Margot James MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding publication of the Central Arbitration Committee annual report. 1p. II. Central Arbitration Committee Annual Report. 2016/17. 24p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0417
18-07-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Margot James MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding publication of the Certification Officer annual report. 1p. II. Annual report of the Certification Officer 2016-17. 88p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0451
18-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

British Council annual report and accounts 2016-17. 106p.

WMS

Corporate Author: British Council

DEP2017-0452
18-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Independent Monitor - annual report 2015 and letter from Sarah Newton MP to Simon Pountain, Independent Monitor for the DBS. 16p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Independent Monitor

DEP2017-0453
18-07-2017 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 17/07/2017 from Lord Prior of Brampton to Rachel Reeves MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lord Grantchester, regarding publication of the Regulatory Policy Committee Corporate Report. 1p. II. Regulatory Policy Committee Corporate Report 2017. 36p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0456
18-07-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Margot James MP to Emma Lewell-Buck MP regarding an issue on tax policy and terms of reference, raised following the statement on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. 1p.

HC Debate 11/07/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0457
18-07-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Margot James MP to Desmond Swayne MP regarding a question about the average earnings of people on zero hours contracts, raised following the statement on the Taylor review of modern working practices. 1p.

HC Debate 11/07/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0458
18-07-2017 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Margot James MP to Tracy Brabin MP regarding the issue of holiday pay, raised following the statement on the Taylor review of modern working practices. 2p.

HC Debate 11/07/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2017-0461
18-07-2017 Commons  Government Equalities Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission, to Heidi Allen MP regarding the abolition of the role of Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 3p.

PQ 4776, PQ 4777, PQ 4778

Corporate Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission

DEP2017-0469
18-07-2017 Lords  Northern Ireland Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton and Lord McAvoy regarding issues raised during the debate on the Northern Ireland political situation. 2p.

HL Debate 03/07/17

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office

DEP2017-0473
18-07-2017 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Michael Fallon MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Ministry of Defence Accounting Officer system statement 2017/18. 15p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0477
18-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Sajid Javid MP and Justine Greening MP to Mary Ney, Lead Commissioner, regarding the return of additional powers to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). 2p. II. Restoration of functions May 2017: evidence and appendices (2 docs). III. Letter dated 18/05/2017 from Mary Ney, Lead Commissioner, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, to Sajid Javid MP and Justine Greening MP regarding the report of the Commissioners appointed to Rotherham Council. 6p. IV. Letter dated 18/07/2017 from Alex Powell, DCLG, to Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council regarding the proposed revised intervention package. Incl. annex. 7p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Department for Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0427
17-07-2017 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I1. Letter from Karen Bradley MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk. 1p. II. Accounting Officer System Statement. 28p.

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

DEP2017-0400
17-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

I. The UK Government’s Response to the report of the Electoral Commission on the May 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections - incorporating responses to reports from the Association of Electoral Administrators, and the Royal National Institute of Blind People. 18p. II. The Government’s response to the Electoral Commission’s Report on the May 2016 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections, 2 March 2017. 11p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2017-0448
17-07-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 07/12/2016 from Jon Thompson, Chief Executive, to Frank Field MP regarding tax avoidance schemes. 1p.

PQ 4338

Corporate Author: Revenue and Customs

DEP2017-0450
17-07-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 17/07/2017 from Chris Grayling MP to Lilian Greenwood MP regarding High Speed Two Update July 2017. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2017-0454
17-07-2017 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 17/07/2017 from Mark Lancaster MP to Stephen Doughty MP regarding the number of regular soldier training places and the number of recruits on entry level courses at army training courses. 8p.

PQ 1968

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0455
17-07-2017 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 17/07/2017 from Chris Grayling MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk. 1p. II. High Speed Two Phase 2b Crewe to Manchester West Midlands to Leeds. Safeguarding Directions with guidance notes for local planning authorities. 11p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport, High Speed Two

DEP2017-0462
17-07-2017 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 17/07/2017 from Lord Young of Cookham to Baroness Stern regarding reform of the UK's laws on corporate liability and the tenure of the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. 2p.

HL Oral Question 10/07/2017

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2017-0446
14-07-2017 Lords  Department for Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 14/07/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Members of the House of Lords regarding questions raised during the Grenfell Tower debates on 26 June and 3 July, including: rehousing, fire safety checks, schooling arrangements, mental health support, fire safety and building regulations, immigration, and the public inquiry. 5p.

HL Debates 26/06/2017 and 03/07/2017

Corporate Author: Department for Communities and Local Government

DEP2017-0435
13-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Nuclear materials and safeguards issues. Position paper. 6p. II. Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings. Position paper. 6p. III. Privileges and Immunities. Position paper. 4p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2017-0428
13-07-2017 Commons  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 13/07/2017 from Sam Gyimah MP to Liz Saville Roberts MP regarding criminal injuries compensation. 1p.

PQ 126

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2017-0443
13-07-2017 Commons  Home Office 

I.2017 Drug Strategy. 52p. Letter dated 13/07/2017 from Amber Rudd MP to Yvette Cooper regarding publication of the 2017 cross-government drug strategy. 2p.

Corporate Author: HM Government, Home Office

DEP2017-0432
12-07-2017 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Agreement between the Conservative and Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party on support for the Government in Parliament. 3p. II. UK Government financial support for Northern Ireland. 3p.

PQ996

DEP2017-0436
12-07-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 12/07/2017 from Philip Hammond MP to Chris Stephens MP regarding HMRC negotiating contracts during purdah. 1p.

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0437
12-07-2017 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 12/07/17 from Philip Hammond MP to Hannah Bardell MP regarding the Queen's speech debate (sixth day) on the economy and jobs: HMRC negotiating a contract during purdah. 1p.

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0444
12-07-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 12/07/2017 from Earl Howe to Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde regarding issues raised further to the Queen's Speech debate: Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) and defence spending and capability. 2p.

HL Debate 22/06/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0445
12-07-2017 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 12/07/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig regarding issues raised during the Queen's Speech debate, including: Type 45 Destroyers, HMS Torbay, and Royal Navy personnel numbers, cooperation with the EU and anti-piracy efforts, pay and air capability. 4p

HL Debate 22/06/2017

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0429
11-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Good work: the Taylor Review of modern working practices. 116p.

Oral statement 11/07/2017

DEP2017-0426
11-07-2017 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Annex A to CWC Declaration of Protective Programmes. Summary outlining the UK’s chemical protection programme in 2015. 5p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2017-0431
11-07-2017 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Recycling guidelines. 26p.

HL Oral Question 11/07/17

Corporate Author: Waste and Resources Action Programme

DEP2017-0425
10-07-2017 Lords  Treasury 

Statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 on provisions of the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill being compatible with the Convention rights, dated 3 July 2017. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2017-0433
10-07-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 10/07/2017 from Anne Milton MP, Lord Prior and Alok Sharma MP to James Wates, Chair, Construction Industry Training Board and others regarding the future of the Construction Industry Training Board. 3p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2017-0434
10-07-2017 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 10/07/2017 from Anne Milton MP to Shirley Watson, Chair, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and others regarding the future of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2017-0438
10-07-2017 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 29/06/2017 from the DWP Operations FOI Team regarding mandatory reconsideration decisions and the 80% of original decisions upheld target. [redacted] 4p.

PQ 2929

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

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