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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DEP2019-0959
16-10-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from Michael Gove MP to Hansard Editors and others regarding three corrections to his statement entitled "Preparations for leaving the EU" on 8 Oct 2019. 1p.

HC Oral Statement 08/10/2019

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0960
16-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Baroness Northover regarding efforts to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, as discussed during the Oral Statement on Iran. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 25/09/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0961
16-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Baroness Northover regarding the invitation from the Prime Minister to President Rouhani to visit London, as discussed during the Oral Statement on Iran. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 25/09/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0962
16-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Lord Howell of Guildford regarding the oil markets, as discussed following the Oral Statement on Iran 1p.

HL Oral Statement 25/09/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0963
16-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Lord Marlesford regarding the BBC World Service, as discussed during the Oral Statement on Iran. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 25/09/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0964
16-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 16/10/2019 from Lord Bethell to Lord Purvis regarding the Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 debate: the proportion of trade affected by the 12 month transitional period. 2p.

HL Debate 07/10/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0954
15-10-2019 Lords  Leader of the House of Lords 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Lord Dubs regarding trade from Ireland to the European Union via Great Britain (the "Landbridge" route). 1p.

HL Debate 03/10/2019

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2019-0949
15-10-2019 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Nicky Morgan MP to Damian Collins MP regarding the review of the grant award to Hacker House Ltd. Incl. annexes, i) Summary of grants awarded under the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund. (CSIIF), ii) Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund: Hacker House Limited grant award review. Terms of reference. 2p.

HC Oral Question 25/09/2019

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

DEP2019-0950
15-10-2019 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Baroness Sherlock, regarding whether the government will publish the results of the analyses set out in the Green Book for adjudicating between the interests of different generations. 1p.

HL Oral Question 01/10/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2019-0951
15-10-2019 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Matt Warman MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in House library. 1p. II. The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: memorandum from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 16p.

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

DEP2019-0956
15-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Baroness Berridge to Lord Addington regarding including those with special educational needs and disabilities in the delivery of T-Levels. 3p.

HL Oral Question 01/10/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0957
15-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Baroness Berridge to Baroness Barker regarding the human rights and future trade debate: gender equality. 1p.

HL Debate 03/10/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0958
15-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 15/10/2019 from Baroness Berridge to Baroness Cox regarding UK engagement with Sudan and President Omar al-Bashir as discussed during the debate on Human Rights: Future Trade. 2p.

HL Debate 03/10/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0948
14-10-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 14/10/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Fox, Lord Harris of Haringey and Lord McNicol of West Kilbride regarding issues raised in the Product Safety, Metrology and Mutual Recognition Agreement(Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 debate. 6p.

HL Debate 07/10/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0941
14-10-2019 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 09/10/2019 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Young of Old Scone and others, regarding an update on the Department of Transport's approach to ancient woodland along the HS2 Phase One route during the Oakervee Review. Incl. attached letter of commitment and Annex - HS2 works affecting ancient woodlands during Oakervee Review. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0953
14-10-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Letter dated 14/10/2019 from Elizabeth Truss MP to colleagues regarding the recent ruling on US retaliation rights in the Airbus dispute at the World Trade Organization. 1p.

HC Urgent Question 07/10/2019

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2019-0942
11-10-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 11/10/2019 from Kevin Foster MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. List of ministerial responsibilities including Executive Agencies and Non-Ministerial Departments. 87p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0943
11-10-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Letter dated 11/10/2019 from James Duddridge MP to Hilary Benn MP, the Earl of Kinnoull and others, regarding an update on progress made to transition existing EU-Third country international agreements. 2p. II. List showing recent progress made in transitioning existing EU-Third country international agreements. 3p.

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0944
10-10-2019 Commons  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated October 2019 from Christopher Pincher MP to Tom Tugendhat MP and Baroness Anelay of St Johns regarding the 14th October Foreign Affairs Council: information about the agenda and the UK's position on discussions. 2p.

DEP2019-0947
09-10-2019 Commons  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 09/10/2019 from Andrew Murrison MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the fifth Quarterly Update on DFID's People for Peaceful Change programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (attached). 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2019-0936
08-10-2019 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 08/10/2019 from Mims Davies MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Expectations of the Business Champion for Older Workers, (Andy Briggs). 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2019-0937
08-10-2019 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 8/10/2019 from Guy Opperman MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. High Court judgment: judicial review in R (Delve and Glynn) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Incl. annexes. 43p.

Corporate Author: Supreme Court

DEP2019-0938
08-10-2019 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 08/10/2019 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Harris regarding whether any police resources will be given to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 1p.

HL Oral Question 30/09/2019

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0940
08-10-2019 Lords  Northern Ireland Office 

Letter dated 24/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Morrow regarding issues raised during the debate to take note of Report Pursuant to Sections 3(1), 3(6), 3(7), 3(8), 3(9) and 3(10) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: guidance on whether support should be extended to the victims of human trafficking. Incl. attached letter of commitment from Lord Duncan of Springbank to the Deposited Papers Clerk. 3p.

HL Debate 09/09/2019

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office

DEP2019-0929
07-10-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 07/10/1029 from Kevin Foster MP to Jon Trickett MP and Christian Matheson MP regarding the Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill and an amendment concerning homelessness. 4p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0930
07-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 07/10/2019 from Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist to Lord Campbell-Savours regarding a correction to an answer to a question concerning the Metropolitan Police Report by Sir Richard Henriques. 1p

HL Oral Question 30/09/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0931
07-10-2019 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Army Junior entry review (JER) - Final Report. 13p.

PQ 293678

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0932
07-10-2019 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 07/10/2019 from Seema Kennedy MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding notification of changes required to the shortage occupation list. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0933
07-10-2019 Commons  Department of Health and Social Care 

Letter dated 07/10/2019 from Caroline Dinenage MP to Teresa Pearce MP regarding the links between housing, health and care and the cost of poor housing to the NHS. 2p.

HC Oral question 02/10/2019

Corporate Author: Department of Health and Social Care

DEP2019-0939
07-10-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 07/10/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Lord Harries of Pentregarth regarding issues raised during the Oral Question on Development Aid: Pakistan. 2p.

HL Oral Question 02/10/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0927
03-10-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 03/10/2019 from Earl Howe to Baroness Parminter following the repeated Urgent Question on the Use of Language to Create a Safe Environment. 1p.

HL Debate 26/09/19

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0934
03-10-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 07/10/2019 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Jonathan Lord MP, regarding trends in the level of grade inflation in GCSEs and A Levels since 2010. 2p.

PQ 290930

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2019-0935
03-10-2019 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 03/10/2019 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Baroness Smith of Basildon regarding contingency plans against the potential loss of access to the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). 2p.

HL Oral Question 30/09/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2019-0924
02-10-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Letter dated 02/10/2019 from Steve Barclay MP to Hilary Benn MP regarding the Government's proposals to the EU. 1p. II. Explanatory note: UK proposals for an amended Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. 7p. III. Letter dated 02/10/2019 from Boris Johnson MP to Jean-Claude Juncker regarding the UK proposals. 4p.

Corporate Author: HM Government, Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0923
02-10-2019 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 02/10/2019 from Guy Opperman to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Framework Document between Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). 18p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions, Pension Protection Fund

DEP2019-0920
01-10-2019 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 01/10/2019 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Rosser regarding and issue raised in the debate on Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019: technology for remote monitoring of data gathered by smart tachoographs. 1p.

HL Debate 26/09/19

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0918
30-09-2019 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 30/09/2019 from Julian Smith MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. A report on decisions taken during August 2019 by Northern Ireland Departments in accordance with the guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under the provisions of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018. 6p.

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office

DEP2019-0919
30-09-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Letter dated 17/06/2019 from Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, to Dawn Butler MP regarding enforcement of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPGR) Regulations. 1p.

PQ 263101

Corporate Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission

DEP2019-0921
27-09-2019 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 27/09/2019 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Rosser regarding an issue raised in the Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 debate: regulation applying to cableway installations that entered into service before 1 January 1986. 2p.

HL Debate 26/09/19

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0922
27-09-2019 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 27/10/2019 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Teverson regarding an issue raised in the Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 debate: health and safety considerations for pre-1986 cableway installations. 2p.

HL Debate 26/09/19

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0915
26-09-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 26/09/2019 from Oliver Dowden to Stephen Twigg MP regarding progress of the cross-Government Prosperity Fund. 2p. II. The Prosperity Fund: Annual report 2018/19. 38p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, HM Government

DEP2019-0913
25-09-2019 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 25/09/2019 from Helen Whately MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding responses to the consultation on society lottery reform. 1p. Responses from II. Camelot UK Lotteries Limited. 38p. III. The Lotteries Council. 14p. IV. The Lottery Forum. 4p. V. People's Postcode Lottery. 14p. VI. Sample campaign letters to the Secretary of State [redacted]. 3p. VII. Local Government Association. 2p. VIII. The Health Lottery. 2p.

PQ 262360; PQ 261505

Corporate Author: Local Government Association, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Camelot Group, Lottery Forum, Lotteries Council, People's Postcode Lottery

DEP2019-0911
19-09-2019 Commons  Department for International Development 

Letter dated 19/09/2019 from Alok Sharma MP to Stephen Twigg MP regarding the DFID funding contribution 0f £87 million to support the response to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2019-0912
19-09-2019 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 19/09/2019 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the latest report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: 'Accountability and reparations investigation report'. 1p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0897
18-09-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 18/09/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Lexden regarding flexible working in schools and Behaviour Hubs. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 03/09/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0898
18-09-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 18/09/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding the 2020-21 financial settlement for 16-19 education. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 03/09/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0899
17-09-2019 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 17/09/2019 from Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP to Peter Dowd MP regarding Main Supply Estimates - Ministry of Defence expenditure. 1p.

PQ 284206, PQ 284208, PQ 284211, PQ 284216, PQ 284218, PQ 284377, PQ 284379, PQ 284381, PQ 284384, PQ 284388

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0895
16-09-2019 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 16/09/2019 from John Glen MP to Jonathan Reynolds MP and Angela Thewliss MP regarding issues raised during the debate on the Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019: equivalence and exemption determinations by power of direction, EEA banks offering payment services in the UK. 2p.

Delegated Legislation Committee 09/09/2019

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0894
16-09-2019 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 16/09/2019 from Nicky Morgan MP to Speaker, John Bercow MP and Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler regarding acquisition of a 30% shareholding in Lebedev Holdings Ltd (Evening Standard) and Independent Digital News and Media. Includes DCMS statement. 5p.

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

DEP2019-0893
16-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 16/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Rachel Reeves MP regarding publication of documents relating to smart meter roll-out. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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