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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DEP2020-0228
01-05-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 01/05/2020 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the Police Officer Uplift Programme. Incl. link to the quarterly update to March 2020 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0231
01-05-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

Table showing number of claimants in receipt of Local Housing Allowance in Universal Credit and Housing Benefit for each broad rental market area each year from 2017 to 2019. 4p.

House of Commons Written Question 14954, 2019-2021

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0226
30-04-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 30/04/2020 from Priti Patel MP to Yvettte Cooper MP regarding the allocation of the £2million of Home Office funding for charities supporting the victims of domestic abuse announced on 11 Apr . 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0230
30-04-2020 Lords  Treasury 

2019-20 Convergence Programme for the United Kingdom: submitted in line with the Stability and Growth pact. 38p.

Written Ministerial Statement 30/04/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0233
29-04-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 01/05/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Daisy Cooper MP, regarding whether the Secretary of State for Education will take steps to allow schools to challenge examination boards and Ofqual where student grades are adjusted on the basis of statistical modelling. 2p.

House of Commons Written Question 39785, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0221
28-04-2020 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 28/04/2020 from Chloe Smith MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding annual abstract of marriages for deposit in the Libraries. 1p. II. Tables showing statistics on marriages in England and Wales, 1837 to 2017. 128p.

DEP2020-0217
27-04-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the Independent Review of Prevent. 1p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0219
27-04-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Kit Malthouse MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding changes to the Police funding settlement for 2020/21. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0220
27-04-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Members regarding an update on issues raised during the passage of the Coronavirus Act: numbers attending education settings, learning from home, examinations and qualifications, healthcare students, vulnerable children, children with special education needs or disabilities (SEND), education workforce, and local authorities & post-16 education. 8p.

HL Debates 24/03/2020 and 25/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0222
27-04-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP to Maria Miller MP regarding review of the time commitment involved in the Domestic Abuse Commissioner's role. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0227
27-04-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/04/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Alex Sobel MP, regarding whether non-exam assessment (coursework) will be taken into account in the additional autumn 2020 GCSE, AS and A Level exam series. 2p.

PQ 37749

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0215
24-04-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 24/04/2020 from Guy Opperman MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Framework document between the Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman & the Department for Work and Pensions. Incl. appendices. 22p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions, Pensions Ombudsman

DEP2020-0223
24-04-2020 Commons  Treasury 

I. Letter dated 24/04/2020 from John Glen MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the Northern Ireland Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) Regulations 2020. 1p. II. Exchange of letters between Mario Pisani, Treasury Fiscal Group and Sarah John, Bank of England regarding the transfer of the authorisation to issue commercial banknotes in Northern Ireland. 2 docs.

Corporate Author: Bank of England, Treasury

DEP2020-0216
21-04-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 21/04/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Baroness Grender regarding the ownership of the relationship of a vulnerable child between a social worker and a school. 1p.

HL Debate 19/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0224
21-04-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 06/04/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Sam Tarry MP, regarding Post Office Limited's criteria for awarding new franchises and the number and location of Post Office franchises awarded to ZCO Ltd. 4p.

PQ 34417; PQ 34418

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0225
21-04-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 20/04/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Helen Hayes MP, regarding the potential for unconscious bias in terms of gender and race in the predicted grades for GSCEs and A-Levels. 2p.

PQ 34386

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0214
16-04-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 16/04/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Peers regarding points raised during the debate on the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0213
15-04-2020 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 15/04/2020 from Andrew Stephenson MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding two documents for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. High Speed Two Phase 2b: Crewe to Manchester. Safeguarding directions with guidance notes for local planning authorities. 11p. III. Full business case. High Speed 2 Phase One. Moving Britain ahead. Incl. annexes. 134p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport, High Speed Two

DEP2020-0211
09-04-2020 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 09/04/2020 from Oliver Dowden MP and Rishi Sunak MP regarding £750 million coronavirus funding package for charities. 2p.

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

DEP2020-0183
09-04-2020 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 09/04/2020 from Michal Gove MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding an update on the Gov.uk Verify programme and provision of digital identity services to government. 1p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0210
07-04-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 07/04/2020 from Will Quince MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding revised version of the Pension and Benefit Rates 2020/21 issued on confirmation of the Lower Earnings Level for National Insurance Contributions and the National Living Wage. 1p. II. Benefit and Pension Rates 2020/2021. 14p.

DEP2019-1077

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0212
07-04-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 09/04/2020 from Jennifer Coupland, Chief Executive Officer, to Baroness Garden of Frognal regarding extending the consultation on changes to the funding recommendation process. 1p.

PQ HL2939

Corporate Author: Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

DEP2020-0209
06-04-2020 Commons  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 06/04/2020 from Chris Philp MP to Desmond Swayne MP regarding the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information about Victims) Bill committee stage: amendments made to the entry in Hansard. 1p.

HC Debate 03/03/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2020-0205
03-04-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

1. Letter dated 03/04/2020 from Lord Agnew to William Wragg MP regarding the independent review of personal data handling in the Cabinet Office. 1p. II. Building trust in digital Government: a review of personal data handling in the Cabinet Office. 36p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, Treasury

DEP2020-0206
03-04-2020 Lords  Department of Health and Social Care 

Letter dated 03/04/2020 from Lord Bethell to Baroness Boycott regarding question on reviewing the operation of the Healthy Start Scheme. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department of Health and Social Care

DEP2020-0207
03-04-2020 Commons  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 03/04/2020 from Lucy Frazer QC MP to Bob Neill MP regarding introducing location monitoring tags to youth cohorts as a sentencing option and licence condition on release from custody. 1p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2020-0208
03-04-2020 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Conor Burns MP to Angus Brendan MacNeil MP regarding final statement by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises concerning a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) against PwC. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2020-0199
02-04-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 02/04/2020 from Justin Tomlinson MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's (IIAC) position papers. 1p. II. Position paper 44: Osteoarthritis of the knee in professional football players. 28p. III. Position paper 45: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coke oven workers. 20p IV. Position paper 46: Occupational exposure to silica or asbestos and ANCA-associated vasculitis. 17p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions, Industrial Injuries Advisory Council

DEP2020-0200
02-04-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 02/04/2020 from Robert Jenrick MP to MPs in England regarding updates on building safety reforms following the Grenfell Tower fire. 5p. II. Building Research Establishment: Final research report: Fire performance of cladding materials research, summary and supporting Appendices. (19 docs.)

Corporate Author: Building Research Establishment, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0197
01-04-2020 Lords  Northern Ireland Office 

Letter dated 01/04/2020 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Collins of Highbury regarding points raised during the debates on a) the Local Election (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020: presentation of names on ballot papers; and b) the draft Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020: increasing voter registration and re-laying of this statutory instrument. 2p.

HL Debate 23/03/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0198
01-04-2020 Lords  Northern Ireland Office 

Letter dated 01/04/2020 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Rennard regarding questions raised in the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order and Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 debates. 3p.

HL Debate 23/03/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0190
31-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 31/03/2020 from Simon Clarke MP to Sarah Jones MP regarding letting agents and estate agents and evictions during the Coronavirus outbreak, as discussed during the debate on the Financial and Social Emergency Support Package 1p.

HC Debate 25/03/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0191
31-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 31/03/2020 from Simon Clarke MP to John McDonnell MP regarding apprenticeships on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as discussed during the debate on the Financial and Social Emergency Support Package. 1p.

HC Debate 25/03/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0192
31-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 31/03/2020 from Simon Clarke MP to Kevan Jones MP regarding guidance on how to apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as discussed during the debate on the Financial and Social Emergency Support Package. 1p.

HC Debate 25/03/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0181
30-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Jeremy Quin MP to Gavin Newlands MP regarding the number of Service personnel that hold a Large Goods Vehicle licence permitting the transport of hazardous materials on public roads and highways. 2p.

PQ 28669

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0182
30-03-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding arrangements with France about their deployment of 'sea marshals' on French-flagged cross-channel ferries. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0185
30-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Lord Aberdare regarding the increase in the uptake of STEM subject A-Levels by girls: clarification of answer following questions on gender and equality and gender segregation in apprenticeships. 1p.

HL Oral Question 10/03/2020 HL Oral Question 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0186
30-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Lord Lilley regarding numbers of applications to study nursing, following an issue raised in a question on gender segregation in apprenticeships. 2p.

HL Oral Question 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0187
30-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to the Earl of Clancarty regarding the decline in the take-up of design subjects, raised during a question on skills needed for the innovation economy. 2p.

HL Oral Question 16/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0193
30-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose to Lord Watts and Lord Aberdare clarifying some figures relating to the increase in the number of girls taking A-Level STEM subjects, as referred to in two Oral Questions. 1p.

HL Oral Question 10/03/2020 HL Oral Question 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0194
30-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose to Baroness Wilcox regarding gender equality and the Lifting Limits pilot project. 1p.

HL Oral Question 10/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0184
27-03-2020 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 27/03/2020 from Baroness Barran to Afzal Khan MP regarding BAME participation in the National Citizen Service Trust in 2013 and 2014. 1p.

PQ 7668

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

DEP2020-0144
26-03-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

I. Letter dated 26/03/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Clark of Windermere regarding experiments using Japanese knotweed to tackle Lyme disease. 1p. II. 'Evaluation of natural and botanical medicines for activity against growing and non-growing forms of B. burgdorferi', in Frontiers in Medicine, 21 February 2020. 14p.

HL Oral Question 12/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0177
26-03-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 26/03/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding publication of the modern slavery statement. 1p. II. UK Government modern slavery statement. 29p

Corporate Author: HM Government, Home Office

DEP2020-0179
26-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 26/03/2020 from Robert Jenrick MP to MPs in England regarding the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce Fifth Report. 1p. II. Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce Fifth Report: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): capacity and capability to deliver a recovery following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 9p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

DEP2020-0146
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 25/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Randerson regarding Old Oak Common station, the speed of HS2 and the Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) measurement of transport schemes, as discussed during the debate on HS2. 3p.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0154
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 25/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Adonis regarding the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), as discussed during the debate on HS2. 1p.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0151
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 26/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Shutt of Greetland regarding questions raised in the HS2 debate: plans for Leeds high speed station. 1p.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0149
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 25/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding questions raised in the HS2 debate: governance, speed and change to route alignment, and the reopening of railway lines. 2p.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0176
25-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Simplifying the Immigration Rules: a response. A response to the Law Commission’s report and recommendations on simplification of the Immigration Rules. 49p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

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