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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DEP2019-0901
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Cope of Berkeley regarding time-limit for continuing to accept CE Marking and EU conformity assessment in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 1p.

PQ HL17601

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0902
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Cope of Berkeley regarding responsibility for the conformity of standards of products in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 1p.

PQ HL17602

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0903
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Cope of Berkeley regarding public access to the list of bodies for conformity assessment and details of standards harmonised to EU directives, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 1p.

HL17603

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0905
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Bird regarding the Government's Green Finance Strategy. 1p.

HL17779

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0906
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth regarding the roll-out of smart meters. 1p.

HL17742

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0908
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Taylor of Warwick regarding incentives for carbon-neutral lifestyles. 1p.

HL17688

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0909
09-09-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/09/2019 from Lord Duncan of Springbank to Lord Taylor of Warwick regarding the impact if EU businesses move supply chains away from the UK. 1p.

HL17689

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0882
06-09-2019 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 06/09/2019 from Julian Smith MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding NIAO reports. 1p. II. Department of Justice departmental response to recommendations in the Northern Ireland Audit Office's report: Mental health in the criminal justice system. 6p. [See DEP2019-0567 for the NIAO report]

HC Debate 13/11/2017; DEP2019-0567

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office, Northern Ireland Audit Office

DEP2019-0877
05-09-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 05/09/2019 from Kelly Tolhurst MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding the following document. 1p. II. Certification Officer for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations: Annual report. 50p.

Corporate Author: Certification Officer, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0878
05-09-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 03/09/2019 from Kelly Tolhurst to Rachel Reeves MP regarding the following document. 1p. II. Central Arbitration Committee: Annual report 2018/19. 28p.

Corporate Author: Central Arbitration Committee, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0879
05-09-2019 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats. A consultation. 15p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0880
05-09-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 05/09/2019 from Oliver Dowden MP to the Deposited Papers clerk regarding the annual abstracts of births and deaths for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Birth summary tables, England and Wales 2018. 14p. Deaths registered in England and Wales 2018. 322p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office, Office for National Statistics

DEP2019-0881
05-09-2019 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 05/09/2019 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the document below for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Framework document between the Department for Work and Pensions and BPDTS Limited. 30p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2019-0883
04-09-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 04/09/2019 from the Earl of Courtown to Baroness Brinton regarding the EU directive on public procurement in UK law, raised in the NHS and future trade deals debate. 2p.

HL Debate 04/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0873
03-09-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Transport 

HS2 Chairman's Stocktake (HS2 Allan Cook Advice) [redacted]. 58p.

WMS

Corporate Author: High Speed Two

DEP2019-0874
03-09-2019 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

The United Kingdom Reserve Forces external scrutiny team. Annual report 2019. Incl. annexes. 60p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

DEP2019-0875
03-09-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 03/09/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Pendry regarding Ofsted and inspecting apprenticeship training. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0876
03-09-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 03/09/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding the Care to Learn scheme following the young adults and public service funding debate. 3p.

HL Debate 18/07/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0891
03-09-2019 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

Table showing the mean and median average debt owed by claimants in each of the Prescribed social security benefits, payments categories. (1 doc)

PQ 270706

DEP2019-0928
03-09-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 01/10/2019 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP regarding exceptional payments made by Post Office Ltd, the provision of and income from fishing rod licenses, driver licenses, vehicle registration, excise duty collection and international driving permits, the profit made from the Passport Check and Send service and the income generated through payments to HMRC. 3p.

PQ 244157, PQ 279440, PQ 286292, PQ 286293, PQ 286294, PQ 286295

DEP2019-0871
30-08-2019 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 30/08/2019 from Julian Smith MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding 5 documents for deposit in the House libraries. Incl. Summary of key findings: financial and auditing reporting on the 2018-19 accounts of Government departments and other public sector bodies 3p. II. Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland for the Department for the Economy, the Department for Communities, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the Department for Child Maintenance Services and the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland, 2018-19 (5 docs.)

HC Debate 13/11/2017

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office, Northern Ireland Audit Office

DEP2019-0872
30-08-2019 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 30/08/2019 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 July 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.

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office

DEP2019-0869
28-08-2019 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 28/08/2019 from Paul Maynard MP to Lillian Greenwood MP regarding the Prolonged Disruption Compensation Scheme for those affected by the main construction phase of High Speed Two (HS2). 2p. II. Prolonged Disruption Compensation Scheme guidance: phase one. 8p. III. High Speed Two Phase One. Prolonged Disruption Compensation Scheme policy. 6p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport, High Speed Two

DEP2019-0866
21-08-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 21/08/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Storey regarding a question raised during a debate on relationships education in schools: first aid and financial literacy. 2p.

HL Statement 16/07/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0863
20-08-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Letter dated 20/08/2019 from Steve Barclay MP to Lord Boswell of Aynho regarding letter to Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen. 1p. II. Letter dated 20/08/2019 from Ambassador Tim Barrow to Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen Secretary-General, Council of the European Union, regarding attendance at EU meetings. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0861
19-08-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Letter dated 19/08/2019 from Steve Barclay MP to Hilary Benn MP regarding the Prime Minister's letter to President Tusk. 1p. II. Letter dated 19/08/2019 from Boris Johnson MP to President of the European Council Donald Tusk regarding the Government's views concerning renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement and in particular the 'backstop' in the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0858
15-08-2019 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 15/08/2019 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding consultations on Offensive Weapons Act provisions. 2p. II. Offensive Weapons Act 2019: statutory guidance - draft for consultation. 50p. III. Knife Crime Prevention Orders: guidance. 20p.

PQ 277272, PQ 277273, PQ 277274, PQ 277275

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0855
12-08-2019 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 12/08/2019 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the Independent Review of Prevent. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0860
12-08-2019 Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 12/08/2019 from Lord Keen of Elie to Baroness Uddin and Baroness Eaton regarding points raised in the debate on women in the criminal justice system:- Eden House, and safety at HMP Downview. 3p.

HL Debate 25/07/2019

DEP2019-0851
08-08-2019 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 08/08/2019 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the publication of the Report of the National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body (NCARRB) 2019. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0845
07-08-2019 Commons  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 07/08/2019 from Grant Shapps MP to Lilian Greenwood MP regarding the decision to cancel the South Eastern franchise competition and extend the current franchise to April 2020. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0850
07-08-2019 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 07/08/2019 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 June 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

DEP2019-0848
06-08-2019 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 06/08/2019 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the publication of the latest report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (includes link to report). 1p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0849
06-08-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 07/08/2019 from Sam Woods, Deputy Governor and CEO, to Lord Myners, regarding whether the Prudential Regulation Authority monitors loans by smaller banks to related parties and how Wyelands Bank complies in this respect with regulatory limits. 2p.

HL17478

Corporate Author: Prudential Regulation Authority

DEP2019-0854
06-08-2019 Commons  Prime Minister 

Letter dated 06/08/2019 from the Prime Minister to Marion Fellows MP regarding the Leader of the Scottish National Party.

Corporate Author: Prime Minister

DEP2019-0867
06-08-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 22/08/2019 from Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, to Lord Myners, regarding Collateral (UK) Limited. 3p.

HL17420; HL17423; HL17421; HL17422

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2019-0870
06-08-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 22/08/2019 from Mark Davies, Group Communications and Corporate Affairs, to Scott Mann MP, regarding how much of the £2billion investment in the Post Office network has been spent in North Cornwall. 2p.

PQ 279105

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2019-0852
05-08-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

I. Letter dated 05/08/2019 from Lord Agnew to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding 3 documents for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Advice for further education institutions and apprenticeship providers in England on how to prepare for Brexit. 7p. III. Advice for higher education institutions in England on how to prepare for Brexit. 5p. IV. Advice for schools on how to prepare for Brexit. 8p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0853
05-08-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 30/7/2019 from Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, to Lord Myners, regarding Lendy Ltd: Peer to Peer firms, authorisation of Lendy Ltd, FCA supervisory activity. 3p.

PQ HL17476; PQ HL17357; PQ HL17358

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2019-0864
05-08-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 20/08/2019 from Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, to Lord Myners regarding questions about Lendy Ltd. 2p.

PQ HL17358; PQ HL17357; PQ HL17476

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2019-0865
05-08-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 05/08/2019 from Lord Agnew to Lord Watson regarding a question raised during a question on relationships education in schools: schools compliance with the Equality Act. 1p.

HL Statement 16/07/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0916
02-08-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letters dated 13/07/2019 from Kelly Tolhurst MP to the online platforms: Ali-Baba, Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Gumtree.com, regarding product safety and the listing of Whirlpool tumble dryers. (5 docs.)

PQ 279088

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0824
31-07-2019 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 31/07/2019 from Will Quince MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the spend for the Department's media partnership entitled 'Universal Credit Uncovered' with the Metro Newspaper. 1p.

PQ 257471; PQ 257404; PQ 257542; PQ 257563; PQ 257573

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2019-0841
31-07-2019 Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 31/07/2019 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede regarding the removal of the police unit based at Feltham. 2p.

HL Urgent Question 24/07/2019

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2019-0856
31-07-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 01/08/2019 from Alisdair  Cameron, Interim Chief Executive, to Kevan Jones MP, regarding the inclusion of Herbert Smith Freehills in the list of law firms able to provide legal services to Post Office Limited. 1p.

PQ 278413; PQ 278414

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2019-0831
25-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 25/07/2019 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Adonis regarding the debate at committee stage of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: powers of the UK Government under the Bill and a medical school proposal for the North West. 1p.

HL Debate 15/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0832
25-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 25/07/2019 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Hannay of Chiswick regarding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's sentence and prospects for her release. 1p.

HL Statement 18/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0833
25-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 25/07/2019 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Collins of Highbury regarding the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 2020 Review Conference, as raised in the debate on the Nuclear Weapons (International Relations Committee Report). 2p.

HL Debate 16/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0834
25-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 25/07/2019 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Browne of Ladyton regarding a question raised in the Nuclear Weapons (International Relations Committee Report) debate: the UK's nuclear deterrent and funding of cyber security. 2p.

HL Debate 16/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0839
25-07-2019 Lords  Leader of the House of Lords 

Letter dated 25/07/2019 from Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Lords regarding issues raised at committee stage of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: the Holocaust Memorial, accessibility of the Palace following the works, the role of the disability sub-committee, pre-legislative scrutiny, and temporary relocation of Parliament. 2p.

HL Debate 22/07/2019

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

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