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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DEP2020-0130
09-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

List of the Sites and Areas of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation and Ramsar sites within the Ministry of Defence estate. 11p.

PQ 22398, PQ 22397

DEP2020-0132
09-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Lord Shinkwin and Lord Touhig regarding whether the Government would extend mandatory employer reporting on gender to include other protected characteristics including disability. 1p.

HL Oral Question 12/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0131
09-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

List of names and locations of the non-inhabited listed buildings on the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) estate. 9p.

PQ 22395

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0135
09-03-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park to Baroness Jones, Lord Trefgarne and Lord Greaves regarding flooding event in February. 2p.

HL Debate 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2020-0133
09-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Baroness Thomas and Lord Touhig regarding a question on the Disability Employment Gap: creation of an information hub to improve recruitment of autistic people and autism accreditation scheme. 2p.

HL Oral Question 12/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0119
05-03-2020 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 05/03/2020 from Chloe Smith MP to William Wragg MP regarding the independent review of personal data handling in the Cabinet Office, includes terms of reference. 2p.

WMS 07/01/2020

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0175
05-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Secretary of State determination under Regulation 5 of the Universal Credit (surpluses and Self Employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015. [to extend the current £2,500 surplus earnings de minimis period to 31 March 2021]. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0196
05-03-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 02/03/2020 from Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, to James Brokenshire MP, regarding the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill. 2p.

HL Debate 05/03/2020

Corporate Author: Crown Prosecution Service

DEP2020-0113
04-03-2020 Commons  Department for International Trade 

I. Letter dated 04/03/2020 from Elizabeth Truss MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. UK-US Free Trade Agreement document. Incl. the strategic case, the outline approach, the Government response to the public consultation on trade negotiations with the United States, the Scoping Assessment for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States and the Public consultation on trade negotiations with the United States. Summary of responses. Incl. annex. 184p.

HC Oral Statement 02/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2020-0114
04-03-2020 Commons  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

The impact of SSSI [Site of Special Scientific Interest] status on land values in England: a report to Natural England. 34p.

PQ 22422

Corporate Author: Smiths Gore

DEP2020-0115
04-03-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 04/03/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and the Earl of Clancarty regarding the creative industries, as discussed following the Oral Statement on Immigration: Points-based System. 2p.

HL Oral Statement 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0117
04-03-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 04/03/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding issues raised during the first day of the Committee Stage of the Fisheries Bill: fishmeal and fish oil, stock definition areas, Natural England. 2p.

HL Debate 02/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0120
04-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Pension Schemes Bill 2019-21: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Baroness Stedman-Scott's responses to: I. The House of Lords' Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee report of 11/02/2020. 3p. II. The House of Lords' Constitution Committee report of 13/02/2020. 4p.

HL Bill 4 2019-21 First reading 07/01/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0139
04-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 04/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Lord Willets regarding the percentage of people from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds who go to university. 1p.

HL Debate 29/01/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0110
03-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Department of Health and Social Care 

Coronavirus: action plan. A guide to what you can expect across the UK. 28p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Department of Health and Social Care, Northern Ireland Executive Department of Health

DEP2020-0112
03-03-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 03/03/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Hannay of Chiswick regarding the new points-based immigration system and the impact on the higher education sector. 2p.

HL Oral Statement 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0116
03-03-2020 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 03/03/2020 from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Coussins regarding residence requirements for interpreter security clearances. 1p.

HL Oral Question 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0122
03-03-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 03/03/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP to Carolyn Harris MP regarding the Domestic Abuse Bill: concerns raised concerning data in the Crime Survey for England and Wales not accounting for victims over the age of 74. 2p.

DEP2019-1006, HC Debate 02/10/2019

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0188
02-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Contracts for Difference for low carbon electricity generation: consultation on proposed amendments to the scheme. Incl. annex. 61p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0201
02-03-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP regarding questions on renewal of licences for ATMs in branches by Post Office Ltd. 2p.

PQ 18852, PQ 18854, PQ 18855

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0202
02-03-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 11/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP regarding questions on sales of former Crown Post Office branch premises. 1p.

PQ 18856, PQ 18857

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0203
02-03-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 10/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP regarding a question on numbers of post office closures. 2p.

PQ 18858

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0108
28-02-2020 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 28/02/2020 from Brandon Lewis MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. A report on decisions taken during January 2020 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. 4p.

Corporate Author: Northern Ireland Office

DEP2020-0109
28-02-2020 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 28/02/2020 from Baroness Barran to Lord Blencathra regarding the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee's report on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill. 2p.

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

DEP2020-0077
28-02-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 28/02/2020 from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding construction payment consultations. 2p. II. 2011 changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. A consultation to support a post-implementation review. Summary of responses. 41p. III. Retention payments in the construction industry. A consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts. Summary of responses. 37p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0118
28-02-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 03/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP, regarding the number of directly managed Post Office branches and closures, 2015-2019. 2p.

PQ 1247

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0104
27-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

The Defence Equipment Plan 2019: financial summary. 71p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0106
27-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

I. Ministry of Defence response to the Service Justice System Review. 5p. II.Service Justice System Review Part 1. Incl. annexes. 143p III. Service Justice System Policing Review. Part 1. Incl. appendices. 168p. IV. Service Justice System Review. Part 2. Incl. appendices. 128p.

WMS

DEP2020-0107
27-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

I. Letter dated 27/02/2020 from Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), to Rishi Sunak MP, regarding the options for publication of a second Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast in 2019-20. 2p. II. Letter dated 27/02/2020 from Rishi Sunak MP to Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility, regarding the Government's preferred option for publication of a second OBR forecast in 2019-20. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Treasury, Office for Budget Responsibility

DEP2020-0105
27-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

I. Review of drugs: executive summary. Incl. appendices. [Dame Carol Black] 29p. II. Review of drugs: evidence relating to drug use, supply and effects, including current trends and future risks. 125p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Drugs Independent Review

DEP2020-0180
27-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

The Future relationship with the EU. The UK’s approach to negotiations, February 2020. 36p.

WMS

Corporate Author: HM Government

DEP2020-0101
26-02-2020 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Police Covenant for England and Wales: Government consultation. 25p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0102
26-02-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 26/02/2020 from Earl Howe to Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood regarding the voting rights of the President of the Supreme Court and the Lord Chief Justice, as discussed during the Second Reading of the Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill. 1p.

HL Debate 07/02/2020

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2020-0121
26-02-2020 Lords  Lord Speaker 

Letter dated 24/02/2020 from Lord Fowler to the Deposited Papers Clerk attaching a letter dated 05/02/2020 from the Chairman of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Lord Speaker regarding actions of the Iranian regime. 9p.

Corporate Author: Lord Speaker, Saudi Arabian Embassy

DEP2020-0124
26-02-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Framework document between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Pensions Regulator. 21p. II. Letter dated 26/02/2020 from Guy Opperman MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk depositing the above document in the Libraries. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0095
25-02-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 25/02/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding questions raised following the Oral Statement on flooding: funding, small businesses, Bellwin scheme, insurance, planning requirements, mental health budget. 3p.

HL Debate 10/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0097
25-02-2020 Commons  Department of Health and Social Care 

Letter dated 25/02/2020 from Edward Argar MP to Baroness Finlay of Llandaff regarding details of the Barnett consequentials relating to the NHS Funding Bill. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department of Health and Social Care

DEP2020-0098
25-02-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 25/02/2020 from Lord Bethell to Lord Alton of Liverpool regarding China's use of DNA profiling. 2p.

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0096
25-02-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 25/02/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding points raised during the Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill: control and enforcement, Non-EEA fishers; technology and carbon footprint, tuna quota, size of the fleet, scrutiny, fishing opportunities and selling of English quota, Distant Waters Fleet, scientific data collection, loss of EU fishing grounds and friction in trade, changes to fisheries objectives, Multi-Annual Plans (MAPS), allocation of existing quota 6p.

HL Debate 11/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0103
25-02-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 25/02/2020 from the Earl of Courtown to Baroness Kramer regarding public registers of beneficial ownership, as discussed during the debate on the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2020. 2p.

HL Debate 11/02/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0093
24-02-2020 Commons  Northern Ireland Office 

I. Letter dated 24/02/2020 from Brandon Lewis MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the document below for deposit in the Libraries. 1p. II. Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland into alleged administrative irregularities in the Parliamentary General Election on 12 December 2019, following concerns raised in two BBC radio programmes. 7p.

Corporate Author: Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office

DEP2020-0090
24-02-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Pension Schemes Bill. I. Supplementary memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, 11/02/2020. 11p. II. Illustrative draft regulations for Part 1 of the Bill: The Occupational Pension Schemes (Collective Money Purchase Schemes) Regulations [2020]. 31p. III. Policy briefs. 74p. IV. Letter dated 11/02/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members regarding background to the Government amendments tabled. 3p.

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0083
20-02-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 20/02/2020 from Kevin Foster MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the contract to manage the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres. 2p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0092
20-02-2020 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 20/02/2020 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Falkner regarding the UK Government's policy towards Taiwan, 1p.

HL Oral Question 10/02/2020

Corporate Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2020-0081
19-02-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 19/02/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord West of Spithead regarding a question on the Royal Navy's Fishery Protection Squadron. 1p.

HL Oral Questions 12/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0086
19-02-2020 Commons  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letters dated 28/03/2019 from Helen Wakeham, Deputy Director, Water Quality, Groundwater & Land Contamination, to major supermarkets regarding hand car washes operating in their car parks, following the Environment Audit Committee's inquiry into the impact of hand car washing. 7p.

PQ 14960

Corporate Author: Environment Agency

DEP2020-0087
19-02-2020 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 19/02/2020 from Lord Callanan to Lord Lennie regarding a clarification to an answer on Smart Meters household bill savings. 1p.

HL Oral Questions 10/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0189
19-02-2020 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 16/03/2020 from Christopher Woolard, Interim Chief Executive, to Lord Myners, regarding i) the use by fund managers of forward equity subscription commitments and ii) whether the FCA have reviewed the arrangements made by Woodford Investments as a principal or agent for funds. 2p.

HL1332

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2020-0084
14-02-2020 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 14/02/2020 from Baroness Goldie to Baroness Garden of Frognal regarding issues raised in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations debate: support for families of Reservists killed or injured in service; recruitment of Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, the Cadet Expansion Programme and issues facing Air Cadets. 2p.

HL Debate 27/01/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0091
14-02-2020 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 14/02/2020 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding issues raised in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations debate: strengthening the Armed Forces Covenant. 1p.

HL Debate 27/01/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

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