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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
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
List of names and locations of the non-inhabited listed buildings on the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) estate. 9p.
Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence
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
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.
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.
Corporate Author: Cabinet Office
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.
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
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
The impact of SSSI [Site of Special Scientific Interest] status on land values in England: a report to Natural England. 34p.
Corporate Author: Smiths Gore
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
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
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
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
Coronavirus: action plan. A guide to what you can expect across the UK. 28p.
Corporate Author: Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Department of Health and Social Care, Northern Ireland Executive Department of Health
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.
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
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
Contracts for Difference for low carbon electricity generation: consultation on proposed amendments to the scheme. Incl. annex. 61p.
Corporate Author: 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The Defence Equipment Plan 2019: financial summary. 71p.
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.
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.
Corporate Author: Treasury, Office for Budget Responsibility
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.
Corporate Author: Drugs Independent Review
The Future relationship with the EU. The UK’s approach to negotiations, February 2020. 36p.
Corporate Author: HM Government
Police Covenant for England and Wales: Government consultation. 25p.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 . 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.
Letter dated 20/02/2020 from Kevin Foster MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the contract to manage the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres. 2p.
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
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
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.
Corporate Author: Environment Agency
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
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.
Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority
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
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.
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