Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Sign up for the Your Parliament newsletter to find out how you can get involved
Explore the Houses of Parliament on this virtual tour
Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates about visiting
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
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.
Find out more about deposited papers and read guidelines on how government departments can deposit papers in the libraries of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Priti Patel MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the Independent Review of Prevent. 1p.
Letter dated 27/04/2020 from Kit Malthouse MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding changes to the Police funding settlement for 2020/21. 2p.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Corporate Author: Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Corporate Author: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Simplifying the Immigration Rules:
a response. A response to the Law Commission’s report and recommendations on simplification of the Immigration Rules. 49p.
This item is only available in hardcopy. To request a copy of this item, please contact the Parliamentary Archives