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DEP2019-0077
22-01-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 22/01/2019 from Lord Bates to Baroness Bowles regarding questions raised during the Interchange Fee (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the Social Entrepreneurship Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the Venture Capital Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 debate. 2p.

HL Debate 15/01/2019

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0078
22-01-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 22/01/2019 from Lord Bates to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding issue raised during the Interchange Fee (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Grand Committee debate. 1p.

HL Debate 15/01/2019

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0082
22-01-2019 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 22/01/2019 from Victoria Atkins MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding a document for deposit in the House Library. 1p. II. Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act: second interim report. Transparency in supply chains. Incl. annexes. 56p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0083
22-01-2019 Lords  Department for Transport 

Letter dated 22/01/2019 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Adonis regarding ongoing preparations at the Port of Ramsgate to make it ready for scheduled Ro-Ro services. 1p.

HL Oral Statement 08/01/2019

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2019-0084
22-01-2019 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 22/01/2019 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Baroness Neville-Rolfe and others regarding issues raised during the debate on the environmental threat of plastics. 3p.

HL Debate 19/12/2018

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0071
21-01-2019 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

I. The economic and social costs of domestic abuse. Research report 107. 77p. Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: II. Delegated powers memorandum. 22p. III. European Convention on Human Rights memorandum. 23p. IV. Impact assessment. 44p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Roe, Stephen, Oliver, Rhys, Alexander, Barnaby, Wlasny, Miriam

DEP2019-0072
21-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

I. Letter dated 21/02/2019 from Anne Milton MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Framework document between the Department for Education and the Institute for Apprenticeships. Incl. appendices. 32p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0073
21-01-2019 Commons, Lords  Department for Exiting the European Union 

Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Spain on the participation in certain elections of nationals of each country resident in the territory of the other. 6p.

WMS

DEP2019-0068
18-01-2019 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 18/01/2019 from Caroline Nokes MP to Yvette Cooper MP regarding the EU Settlement Scheme. 2p. II. EU Settlement Scheme private beta testing phase 2 report. 14p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0061
17-01-2019 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: memorandum on the application of Standing Order 83O of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to public business in respect of the Lords amendments to the Bill. 2p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0064
17-01-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 17/01/2019 from Oliver Dowden MP to Bernard Jenkin MP regarding the commitments set out in the Government’s response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report on pre-appointment scrutiny. 3p. II. Cabinet Office guidance: pre-appointment scrutiny by House of Commons select committees. Incl. annexes. 18p.

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0065
17-01-2019 Lords  Whips' Office 

Letter dated 17/1/2019 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and others regarding issues raised during the debate on gas safety in UK homes. Incl. annex. 9p.

HL Debate 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2019-0067
17-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 17/01/2019 from Anne Milton MP to Yvette Cooper MP and others regarding the Immigration Skills Charge 2017-18. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0074
17-01-2019 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 17/01/2019 from Heather Wheeler MP to Kate Green MP regarding correction to a statement about 'peppercorn' ground rents made during the 'Protection for homebuyers' debate. 1p.

HC Debate 13/12/2019

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0057
16-01-2019 Lords  Department for Exiting the European Union 

Letter dated 16/01/2019 from Lord Callanan to Lord Bassam of Brighton regarding a correction to the answer to Parliamentary Question HL12644 relating to the suspension of Article 50. 2p.

HL12644

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0062
16-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 16/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield regarding the pilot study into the strategic balance in the High North. 1p.

HC Debate 18/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0063
16-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 16/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig regarding whether Service personnel have been deployed to work in the Ministry of Defence to fill vacancies caused by Civil Servants leaving because of efficiency savings. 1p.

HC Debate 18/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0069
16-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 17/01/2019 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to Robert Halfon MP regarding compliance of schools with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017 (the Baker Clause). 2p.

PQ 206808

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2019-0053
15-01-2019 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 15/01/2019 from Tobias Ellwood MP to Madeleine Moon MP regarding the number of investigations and investigating officers in the Service Complaints Ombudsman's Office. 2p.

PQ 196768

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0054
15-01-2019 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 15/01/2019 from Kelly Tolhurst MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding the document below for deposit in the Libraries. 1p. II. Compilation of reports by whistleblowing prescribed persons for the 2017-18 reporting period. 191p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0058
15-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

I. Letter dated 15/01/2019 from Nadhim Zahawi MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Letter dated 07/01/2019 from Caroline Nokes MP and Nadhim Zahawi MP to Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner for England, regarding the progress made on the commitments in the Safeguarding Strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children, Nov 2017. 5p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Home Office

DEP2019-0044
14-01-2019 Commons  Department for Exiting the European Union 

Letter dated 14/01/2019 from Stephen Barclay MP to Hilary Benn MP, Sir William Cash MP and Lord Boswell of Aynho regarding publication of an exchange of letters between Prime Minister, Theresa May and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, concerning the Withdrawal Agreement, the Protocol on Northern Ireland/Ireland and the Political Declaration. (Letters attached) (3 docs)

Corporate Author: Department for Exiting the European Union

DEP2019-0045
14-01-2019 Commons  Attorney General 

Letter dated 14/01/2019 from Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC, to Prime Minister, Theresa May regarding the exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council and Commission concerning the Protocol on Northern Ireland/Ireland. 1p.

Corporate Author: Attorney General

DEP2019-0051
14-01-2019 Commons  Department of Health and Social Care 

I. Letter dated 14/01/2019 from Matt Hancock MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. The NHS Long Term Plan. Incl. appendix. 136p.

HC Oral Statement 07/01/2019

Corporate Author: Department of Health and Social Care

DEP2019-0050
14-01-2019 Lords  Leader of the House of Lords 

Letter dated 14/01/2019 from Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Lord Hannay regarding further legal advice from the Attorney General relating to the exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the EU Council and the EU Commission. 1p. [Letters deposited separately as DEP2019-0044 and DEP2019-0045].

HL Oral Statement 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Leader of the House of Lords

DEP2019-0075
14-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 17/01/2019 from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, to Tracy Brabin MP regarding childminder agencies. 1p.

PQ 206885

Corporate Author: Ofsted

DEP2019-0048
11-01-2019 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 11/10/2019 from John Glen MP to Jonathan Reynolds MP regarding questions raised in the Markets and Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 delegated legislation committee debate: policy on inducements under MiFID II, and equivalence determinations. 1p.

Delegated Legislation Committee 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0049
11-01-2019 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 11/01/2019 from John Glen MP to Greg Knight MP regarding a question raised in the Markets and Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 delegated legislation committee debate: new powers of the Financial Conduct Authority under the transparency regime. 1p.

Delegated Legislation Committee 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0056
11-01-2019 Lords  Home Office 

I. Counter-terrorism and Border Security Bill. Supplementary delegated powers memorandum. 2p. II. Letter dated 11/01/2019 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding Government amendments tabled for third reading. 2p. III. Amendments to be moved on third reading. 2p.

HL Debate 15/01/2019

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0066
11-01-2019 Commons  Department for Education 

I. Biography: Dame Shirley Pearce DBE. 1p. II. Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). Call for views. 15p. III. Advisory Group members for the independent review of the TEF. 2p.

PQ 206255

Corporate Author: Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

DEP2019-0042
10-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 10/01/2019 from Heather Wheeler MP to Jim Fitzpatrick MP regarding local authority enforcement powers on unsafe cladding remediation and the installation of sprinklers. 2p.

HC Debate 13/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0043
10-01-2019 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 10/01/2019 from Heather Wheeler MP to Melanie Onn MP regarding strengthening the building regulatory system to support people's safety in their homes. 2p.

HC Debate 13/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0047
10-01-2019 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 10/01/2019 from John Glen MP to Alison Thewliss MP regarding a question raised in the Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018: delegated legislation committee debate: gaps in data at the point of the UK's exit from the EU. 1p.

Delegated Legislation Committee 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0036
09-01-2019 Commons, Lords  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 09/01/2019 from David Lidington MP to Hilary Benn MP and others regarding 2 documents for deposit in the House libraries. 2p. II. UK Government commitments to Northern Ireland and its integral place in the United Kingdom. 13p. III. Special meeting of the European Council (Article 50) (13 December 2018): conclusions. 2p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2019-0040
09-01-2019 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 09/01/2019 from Heather Wheeler MP to Peter Bottomley MP regarding the issue of VAT treatment of property service charges, as raised during the debate on protection for homebuyers. 2p.

HC Debate 13/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0030
08-01-2019 Commons, Lords  Treasury 

Protocol to the UK Cyprus Double Taxation Agreement. 3p.

WMS

Corporate Author: Revenue and Customs

DEP2019-0032
08-01-2019 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 08/01/2019 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and others regarding the collection of statistics relating to the use of the ports powers under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 and Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, as discussed at Report stage of the Bill. 1p.

HL Debate 17/12/2018

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2019-0033
08-01-2019 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 20/12/2018 from John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority, to Rebecca Long Bailey MP, regarding the number of people that are paid below the national living wage by parliamentary constituency. 1p. II. Table showing the number, and proportion, of full-time employee jobs paid below the living wage, by parliamentary constituency, April 2018. 13p.

PQ 197641

Corporate Author: UK Statistics Authority

DEP2019-0038
08-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 08/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Collins of Highbury regarding an issue raised during the debate on role of reconciliation in British foreign, defence and international development policy: the UK's relations with Cameroon. 1p.

HL Debate 14/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0039
08-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 08/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Boateng regarding an issue raised during the debate on the role of reconciliation in British foreign, defence and international development policy: the crisis in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. 1p.

HL Debate 14/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0034
08-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

Letter dated 08/01/2019 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lords regarding issues raised following the statement on the provisional local government finance settlement: interaction with the budget, local government services, core spending power, social care, local authority borrowing, high streets, the Salisbury incident, and Universal Credit. 4p.

HL Debate 13/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2019-0031
07-01-2019 Commons  Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 

Electoral Commission enforcement policy. Effective 6 April 2016. 29p.

PQ 203928

Corporate Author: Electoral Commission

DEP2019-0029
07-01-2019 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 07/01/2019 from Lord Bates to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding an issue raised during the debate on the EEA Passport Rights (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provisions)(EU Exit) Regulations 2018: concerns that the SI to extend the regime would be subject to the negative and not the affirmative procedure. 2p.

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2019-0019
07-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 07/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Bishop of Coventry regarding issues raised in the debate on the role of reconciliation in British foreign, defence and international development policy: the UK's relations with Yemen and Saudi Arabia and the humanitarian situation in Yemen. 2p.

HL Debate 14/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0037
07-01-2019 Lords  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 07/01/2019 from Earl Howe to Lord Balfe regarding a question raised in the debate on the role of reconciliation in British foreign, defence and international development policy: the UK's relations with Russia. 1p.

HL Debate 14/12/2018

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2019-0020
07-01-2019 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 07/01/2019 from Lord Agnew to Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall regarding music education in schools. Incl. attached letter from Lord Agnew to Professor Philip Plowden, Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University, regarding the report on Music Hubs produced by the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University. 3p.

HL Debate 18/10/2018

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2019-0041
07-01-2019 Commons  Department for International Development 

Memorandums of Understanding between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland through the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Palestinian Authority, 2016/17,2017/18 and 2018/19. [redacted]. (3 docs.)

PQ 203258

DEP2018-1316
27-12-2018 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Letter dated 27/12/2018 from Greg Clark to the Deposited Papers Clerk. II. Law Commission report on consumer prepayments on retailer insolvency. Government response. 21p. III. Letter dated 27/12/2018 from Greg Clark MP to Rachel Reeves MP regarding the Government response to the Law Commission's report. 2p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2019-0070
27-12-2018 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 21/01/2019 from Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive, to Alan Whitehead MP regarding the level of margin and bonus awarded to the Data Communications Company (DCC) for the Interim Centralised Registration Service [within the Switching Programme]. 2p.

PQ 203200

Corporate Author: Ofgem

DEP2019-0027
22-12-2018 Commons  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Minute dated 22/12/2018 from Greg Clark MP regarding the appointment of Michael Harlow as Acting Chief Land Registrar. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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