Deposited papers

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DEP2020-0154
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

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.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0151
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

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.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0149
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

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.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0176
25-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Simplifying the Immigration Rules: a response. A response to the Law Commission’s report and recommendations on simplification of the Immigration Rules. 49p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0147
25-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 25/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle regarding questions raised in the HS2 debate: environmental concerns. 3p.

HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0169
24-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 05/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members regarding Pension Schemes Bill: day two of Grand Committee: points raised about dividends, climate disclosure, and central repository of SIPs [Statements of Investment Principles]. 14p.

HL Debate 26/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0165
24-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 05/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members regarding Pension Schemes Bill: day one of Grand Committee: points raised on collective defined contributions (CDCs). 12p.

HL Debate 24/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0170
24-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members regarding the Pension Schemes Bill: day 3 of Grand Committee: points raised on dashboards, and transfer rights. 4p.

HL Debate 02/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0171
24-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members regarding the Pension Schemes Bill: day 4 of Grand Committee: question on Pension schemes commission. 1p.

HL Debate 04/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0164
24-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Review of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations 2019. 112p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0166
24-03-2020 Lords  Treasury 

Statement by the Earl of Courtown under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the provisions of the Contingencies Fund Bill being compatible with the Convention rights, dated 24 March 2020. 1p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0174
24-03-2020 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 24/03/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the publication of statutory guidance under section 49(1) of the Modern Slavery Act. 2p. II. Modern Slavery Act 2015: Statutory Guidance for England and Wales. Incl. annexes. 167p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0145
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24-03-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 24/03/2020 from Will Quince MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the Universal Credit Programme Board papers. 3p. II. Universal Credit Programme Board papers for September, October, November, December 2017, January, February 2018. [Redacted] (66 docs).

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0281
24-03-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 11/05/2020 from Christopher Woolard, Interim Chief Executive, to Lord Myners, regarding the recent announcement by H20 Asset Management and their risk control strategies and leadership. 1p.

House of Lords Written Question HL2509, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Financial Conduct Authority

DEP2020-0162
23-03-2020 Commons  Department for Work and Pensions 

I. Letter dated 23/03/2020 from Justin Tomlinson MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding illustrative regulations relating to the Coronavirus Bill. 1p. II. The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus: Compensation of Employers) Regulations 2020 (clause 40) Northern Ireland. 7p. III. The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus: Compensation of Employers) Regulations 2020 (clause 37). 7p. IV. The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations 2020 (clauses 38 and 39). 2p. V. Cover note.

Bill 122 2019-21

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0163
23-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Letter dated 23/03/2020 from Jeremy Quin MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding document for deposit. 1p. II. Letter dated 17/03/2020 from Stephen Lovegrove MP to Meg Hillier MP regarding Armed Forces People Programme Accounting Officer Assessment. 5p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0167
20-03-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 20/03/2020 from Baroness Sugg to Peers regarding points raised during the debate on International Women's Day: domestic abuse survivors access to post, number of female permanent secretaries across Government, aid for small NGOs, STEM subjects, digital skills, and victims of violence in Kashmir. 2p.

HL Debate 10/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2020-0143
20-03-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Tim Farron MP regarding the provision of postal servicers in Oxenholme and Allithwaite in response to the closure of their Post Offices. 1p.

PQ 28604

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0178
20-03-2020 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Nick Read, Group Chief Executive Officer, to Marion Fellows MP regarding the numbers of post offices operated by each retailer. 2p.

PQ 28683

Corporate Author: Post Office

DEP2020-0160
19-03-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding issues raised during days 3 and 4 of the Committee Stage of the Fisheries Bill: devolution, safety and employment law, control and enforcement, fishing opportunities, new entrants, funding of science, support for under 10 metre vessels, MCCIP, retained EU law. 8p.

HL Debate 09/03/2020, HL Debate 11/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0155
19-03-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Baroness McIntosh of Pickering regarding points raised during the debate on Trade: Standards. 3p.

HL Debate 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0156
19-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Baroness Janke regarding benefits sanctions. 1p.

HL Oral Question 02/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0158
19-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Lord Howell of Guildford regarding questions on energy prices. 2p.

HL Oral Question 10/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0159
19-03-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 19/03/2020 from Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to Andrew Bailey Bank of England Governor regarding extension of asset purchase facility in light of actions to tackle the spread of Covid-19. 2p.

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0204
19-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks: 26 September 2019 to 25 December 2019. 20p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0153
18-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Ben Wallace MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House library. 1p. II. Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. Memorandum from the Ministry of Defence to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. 6p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0157
18-03-2020 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Jesse Norman MP to Lord Empey and William Shawcross regarding total amount of tax collected from frozen Libyan assets held in the UK. 1p.

PQ HL27

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0168
18-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding a question about early years initial teacher training and the graduate leader fund raised during the debate on schoolchildren and dyslexia. 1p.

HL Debate 04/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0172
18-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall regarding a question on the new Arts Premium raised during the debate on educational opportunities available to children from working class backgrounds. 2p.

HL Debate 05/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0173
18-03-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 18/03/2020 from Baroness Berridge to Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe regarding a question on investment in a workforce strategy for early years, raised in the debate on education opportunities for children from working class backgrounds. 2p.

HL Debate 05/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0152
17-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Department of Health and Social Care 

I. National Guardian's Office. Annual Report 2019. 34p. II. National Guardian: Freedom to speak up: 100 voices. 36p.

WMS

Corporate Author: National Guardian's Office

DEP2020-0150
16-03-2020 Lords  Ministry of Justice 

Letter dated 16/03/2020 from Lord Keen of Elie to Baroness Deech regarding a review of the law governing financial provision on divorce. 1p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2020-0148
16-03-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 16/03/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to the Bishop of St Albans and Lord Touhig regarding a question regarding the disability employment gap: support for collaborative digital and technological projects. 1p.

HL Oral Question 12/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0137
12-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 12/03/2020 from Robert Jenrick MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Libraries. 1p. II. Planning for the future. 13p.

HC Statement

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0140
12-03-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Transport 

Smart motorway safety: evidence stocktake and action plan. Incl. annexes. 78p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0141
12-03-2020 Lords  Leader of the House of Lords 

Letter dated 12/03/2020 from Earl Howe to Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood regarding a correction to an earlier letter concerning the voting rights of the current President of the Supreme Court and the current Lord Chief Justice. 1p.

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2020-0136
11-03-2020 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

I. Letter dated 11/03/2020 from Baroness Barran to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee Clerk. 1p. II. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: Memorandum from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. [updated] 16p.

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

DEP2020-0142
11-03-2020 Lords  Department of Health and Social Care 

COVID-19: decontamination in non-healthcare settings. 5p.

HL Oral Question 12/03/2020

Corporate Author: Public Health England

DEP2020-0138
11-03-2020 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 11/03/2020 from Baroness Goldie to Lord Craig of Radley regarding the details of an award given to war widows in the 1980s that was not subject to the rules on retrospection. 1p.

HL Oral Question 25/02/2020

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0127
10-03-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 10/03/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Hannay of Chiswick regarding international students from Liberia. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 25/01/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0128
10-03-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 10/03/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and others regarding when the provisions of the Domestic Abuse Bill will come into force. 1p.

HL Oral Question 09/03/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0134
10-03-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 10/03/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding issues raised at the Fisheries Bill committee stage day 2: efficiency of UK fishing vessels, skills and training, fisheries objectives: clause 1, UK quota and discards policy, equal access objective, devolution, Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), Secretary of State Fisheries Statement (SSFS), and Fisheries management plans. 5p.

HL Debate 04/03/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0123
09-03-2020 Lords  Treasury 

Statement by Lord Agnew under Section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the provisions of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill being compatible with the Convention rights, dated 5 March 2020. 1p.

WMS

DEP2020-0125
09-03-2020 Lords  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Barran to Lords regarding the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill committee stage debate: medal tables arrangements and a separate 2022 shooting and archery championships. 1p.

HL Debate 04/03/2020

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

DEP2020-0126
09-03-2020 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 09/03/2020 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Peers regarding the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill: the power of the police to destroy unmanned aircraft. 3p.

HL Debates 10/02/2020, 12/02/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0129
09-03-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

List of names and locations of monuments and listed buildings on the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) estate. 34p.

PQ 22399

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

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

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