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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DEP2019-0829
23-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 23/07/2019 from Baroness Stedman Scott to Lord Chidgey regarding a question about Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1p.

HL Debate 16/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0816
23-07-2019 Commons  Department for Transport 

I. Letter dated 23/07/2019 from Andrew Jones MP to Lilian Greenwood MP and Neil Parish MP regarding the Department of Transport policy on the environmental impact of cutting down lineside trees on the rail network. 2p. II. Enhancing biodiversity and wildlife on the lineside. 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0847
23-07-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, to Lord Browne of Belmont, regarding the number of schools in England subject to special measures and their length of time in special measures. Incl. table. 2p.

PQ HL17135

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2019-0783
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Kevin Foster MP to Cat Smith MP regarding publication of voter ID evaluation. 2p. II. Evaluation of voter ID pilots 2019: evaluation of pilots introducing an ID requirement for voters at polling stations in May 2019 local elections. 25p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0784
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. South East Midlands Local Industrial Strategy: a partner in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. Incl. annex. 112p. II. West of England Local Industrial Strategy. 80p. III. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Industrial Strategy: a partner in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. 88p. IV. Buckinghamshire Local Industrial Strategy: a partner in the Oxford-Cambridge arc. 74p. V. Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy: a partner in the Oxford-Cambridge arc. 100p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2019-0785
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Prime Minister 

National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015. Third annual report. 59p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2019-0787
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

School Teachers’ Review Body’s (STRB’s) recommendations and response from the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds. 2p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0789
22-07-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 22/07/2019 from David Lidington MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Accounting Officer system statement 2019. 23p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0791
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Government Equalities Office 

Good Work Plan: proposals to support families. Consultation. Incl. annexes. 76p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2019-0790
22-07-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

List showing (a) unique visitors, (b) page views and (c) impressions from (i) the UK and (ii) other countries for each of the no-deal technical guidance documents published on GOV.UK, between 23 August 2018 and 8 July 2019. 2p.

PQ 274645

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0793
22-07-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

I. Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Liam Fox MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Exporting: a toolkit for MPs: become a trade minister for your constituency. 20p.

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2019-0794
22-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Lord Young of Cookham to Lord O'Neill of Gatley regarding Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and the work being done to address the market failure in the development of antimicrobials. 2p.

HL Debate 08/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0795
22-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Lord Young of Cookham to Lord Wallace of Saltaire regarding the additional number of civil servants recruited to prepare for the UK's exit from the European Union and the extra numbers needed when we leave. 1p.

HL Oral Question 02/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0802
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Confidentiality clauses: response to the Government consultation on proposals to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. Incl. annex. 28p. II. Good Work Plan: pregnancy and maternity discrimination consultation. Extending redundancy protection for women and new parents. Government response. 24p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0800
22-07-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Table showing details of extant export licences for military-rated goods to Saudi Arabia. 8p. [Replaces DEP2019-0711]

PQ 277815, PQ 268564

DEP2019-0801
22-07-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Table showing details of extant Open Individual Export Licences for Saudi Arabia, including licences for dual-use items. 9p.[Replaces DEP2019-0710).

PQ 267765, PQ 277815

DEP2019-0822
22-07-2019 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Penny Mordaunt MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Ministry of Defence Accounting Officer system statement. 23p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0812
22-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Baroness Wheatcroft regarding National Insurance Contribution holidays for companies taking on ex-prisoners, as raised during a debate on employment. 2p.

HL Debate 06/06/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0813
22-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 22/07/2019 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding points raised in the debate on publicly funded infrastructure projects: suggestions for improving transparency and scrutiny of major infrastructure projects. 2p.

HL Debate 02/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0843
22-07-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 05/08/2018 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Lucy Powell MP, regarding pupils using private tutors as scribes in GCSE and A level exams. 2p.

PQ 278513

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2019-0846
22-07-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 23/07/2019 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, to Lord Black of Brentwood, regarding the training of Ofsted inspectors who are subject specialists. 2p.

HL17076

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2019-0857
22-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for International Trade 

Government response to consultation on UK Export Finance's foreign content policy. 27p.

WMS

Corporate Author: UK Export Finance

DEP2019-0780
19-07-2019 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 19/07/2019 from Lord Henley to Rachel Reeves MP regarding the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee's publication of a new research report commissioned by BEIS on regional equity finance provision. 1p. II. Equity finance and the UK regions: understanding regional variations in the supply and demand of equity and growth finance for business. 71p.

Corporate Author: Leeds University, Imperial College London, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0779
19-07-2019 Commons  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letters dated 19/07/2019 from Jeremy Wright MP to Damian Collins MP and Ed Vaizey MP regarding the next steps for enabling the growth of a secure digital identity market in the UK. (2 docs). II. Digital Identity: Call for Evidence. 10p

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

DEP2019-0781
19-07-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 19/07/2019 from Greg Clark MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding the action the Government is taking in delivering on the commitments set out in the Good Work Plan. 1p. II. Good Work Plan: consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility. 24p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0762
18-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Prime Minister 

The Principles relating to the detention and interviewing of detainees overseas and the passing and receipt of intelligence relating to detainees. Incl. annexes. 16p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2019-0769
18-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

British Council annual report and accounts 2018-19. 136p.

WMS

Corporate Author: British Council

DEP2019-0771
18-07-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2019 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to colleagues regarding issues raised during the debate on the apprenticeship levy and opportunities for young people: MBA and management apprenticeships, functional skills qualifications, rural areas, UCAS style portal, apprenticeship quality . 3p.

HL Debate 04/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0773
18-07-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

Letter dated 18/07/2019 from James Cleverly MP to Hilary Benn MP and others regarding an update on the ongoing work to transition existing EU-third country international agreements. Incl. list which sets out the recent progress that has been made to transition agreements 4p.

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0775
18-07-2019 Commons  Department for International Trade 

Summary of responses to public consultations on trade negotiations with I. Australia, II. New Zealand and III. the United States. IV. Public consultation on the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): summary of responses. (4 docs).

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2019-0776
18-07-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2019 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Peers regarding questions raised during the debate on 'Post-18 Education and Funding Review': apprenticeships, teachers in further education, career management and careers hubs, student choice, access and participation, decline in part-time higher education, impacts on the devolved territories and productivity. 4p.

HL Debate 02/07/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0777
18-07-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2019 from Lord Young of Cookham to Lord Naseby regarding the a question on the potential for review of the NHS Pension Scheme and treatment of survivor benefits. 2p.

HL Oral Question 10/06/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0786
18-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

Tailored review: Student Loans Company. Incl. annexes. 143p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0772
18-07-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

I. Letter dated 18/07/2019 from Lord Agnew to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a letter for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Letter dated 16/07/19 from Lord Agnew to Lord Blunkett regarding improvements in the governance of academy trusts in the areas of oversight, accountability, external auditors and enforcement action. 5p. III. Letter dated 07/11/2018 from Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education, to Meg Hillier MP, regarding the steps taken to strengthen oversight of academies. 10p.

HL Oral Question 10/07/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0819
18-07-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 18/07/2019 from Lord Young of Cookham to Lord Naseby regarding the potential for a review of NHS pensions and in particular the treatment of survivor benefits in the NHS pension scheme. 2p.

HL Debate 10/06/2019

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0757
17-07-2019 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 17/07/2019 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Baroness Grender regarding the impact on 13 to 16 year olds of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), as discussed during the debate on the Church of England's social media guidelines. 2p.

HL Debate 11/07/2019

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

DEP2019-0764
17-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 18/06/2019 from Aftab Chughtai, Javed Khan, Jane Scott and Chris Wood, Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce, to James Brokenshire MP. The Independent Grenfell recovery taskforce fourth report. 9p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

DEP2019-0765
17-07-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

I. Letter dated 17/07/2019 from Steve Barclay MP to Hilary Benn MP and others, regarding the signing of the transitional migration agreement between the UK and Switzerland. 1p. II. Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation on admission to the labour market for a temporary transitional period following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the free movement of persons Agreement (FMOPA). 8p.

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0766
17-07-2019 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 17/07/2019 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Blencathra regarding the Government response to the 58th report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill. 5p.

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

DEP2019-0767
17-07-2019 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 17/07/2019 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the passing of tickets to family and friends, as discussed during the Committee Stage of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill. 2p.

HL Debate 09/07/2019

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

DEP2019-0754
16-07-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 16/07/2019 from Lord Agnew to Baroness Blackstone regarding cuts to further education, raised following a question on the role for further education colleges in the delivery of the Industrial Strategy. 1p.

HL Oral Question 24/06/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0755
16-07-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Table showing civil service employment by region and responsibility level, as at 31 Mar, 2016 to 2018.

PQ 275692

DEP2019-0763
16-07-2019 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 16/07/2019 from Baroness Buscombe to Lord Foulkes and others regarding the accuracy of statistics relating to child poverty which were quoted during the Oral Question on benefit reforms. 2p.

HL Debate 10/01/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2019-0758
16-07-2019 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 16/07/2019 from Caroline Nokes MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a letter for deposit in the House Libraries. 1p. II. Letter dated 18/06/2019 from Caroline Nokes MP and Nadhim Zahawi MP to Robert Halfon MP and Yvette Cooper MP, regarding progress on commitments in the Safeguarding Strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children. 6p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0792
16-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Good Work Plan: establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights. Consultation. 45p. II. United Kingdom Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019/20. Incl. annexes. 163p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0748
15-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Personal Injury Discount Rate – outcome of review. Statement placed by David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor, in the Libraries of the Houses of Parliament on 15 July 2019. 5p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2019-0749
15-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Annex A to CWC Declaration of Protective Programmes. Format for the annual reporting of information on natural programmes for protection against chemical weapons under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention. 8p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0750
15-07-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Statement by Lord Young of Cookham under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the provisions of the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No.3) Bill being compatible with the Convention rights, dated 11 July 2019. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0751
15-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

I. Impact Assessment: Introducing public health measures. 10p. II. Consultation on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence. Government response. 34p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0752
15-07-2019 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Compliance improvement review. 9p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

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