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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DEP2020-0384
02-07-2020 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 02/07/2020 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale regarding a question about the prosecution of Daesh individuals responsible for crimes against Yezidi women and girls, asked during a question on Rwanda. 1p.

House of Lords Oral Question 23/06/2020

Corporate Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

DEP2020-0357
02-07-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 02/07/2020 from Jeremy Quin MP to Kevan Jones MP regarding estimates of the procurement costs in terms of support, infrastructure and training for the P-8 Poseidon and the E-7 Wedgetail. 1p.

House of Commons Written Question 60699, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0385
02-07-2020 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 02/07/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Paul Wiles, Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material, regarding the Government response to the Annual Report of the Biometrics Commissioner. 3p.

Written Ministerial Statement 02/07/2020

DEP2020-0377
01-07-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

UK research and development roadmap. 60p.

Written Ministerial Statement 01/07/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0378
01-07-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Council of Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations. Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19. 76p. II. Letter dated 01/07/2020 from James Heappey MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding document for deposit in the Library. 1p

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0381
01-07-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 01/07/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Baroness Verma regarding supporting families with their council tax bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2p.

House of Lords Oral Question, 15 Jun 2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0380
01-07-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

Early Years Foundation stage reforms. 34p.

Written Ministerial Statement 01/07/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0371
30-06-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 30/06/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Members regarding issues raised at the report stage of the Fisheries Bill: fisheries management plans, fishermen from the Philippines, training and licensing of fishing crews, dispensation of fishing quota, views of the Northern Irish Devolved Administration on the amendment to make REM mandatory, extent of foreign ownership of UK fishing quota, definition of UK fishing boats, membership of ICES. 7p.

House of Lords debates 22/06/2020 and 24/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0375
30-06-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 30/06/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Peers regarding new government amendments to the Agriculture Bill requested by the Devolved Administrations. 2p

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0365
29-06-2020 Commons, Lords  Prime Minister 

List of Cabinet Committees, their membership and terms of reference. 15p.

Written Ministerial Statement 29/06/2020

Corporate Author: Prime Minister

DEP2020-0369
29-06-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Education 

List of successful projects allocated funding from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2020-21, showing school: academy or sixth-form college, and local authority. 128p.

Written Ministerial Statement 29/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0370
29-06-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 29/06/2020 from Gavin Williamson to Patricia Gibson MP regarding free school meals, the Children’s Future Food inquiry and School Food Standards. 2p.

House of Commons opposition day debate 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Transport

DEP2020-0373
29-06-2020 Lords  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Letter dated 29/06/2020 from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Members regarding issues raised in the second reading of the Agriculture Bill: financial assistance, environmental land management, climate change, access to countryside, trade and standards, devolved administrations, food security, food labelling, skills, access to labour, pesticides and fertilisers, organics, carcass classification, forestry. 12p.

House of Lords debate 10/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEP2020-0379
29-06-2020 Commons  Home Office 

I. Letter dated 29/06/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP and Alex Chalk MP to Jess Phillips MP and others regarding Government amendments for the Report Stage of the Domestic Abuse Bill. 4p. II. House of Commons. 29 June 2020. Consideration of Bill. Domestic Abuse Bill. 8p.

Corporate Author: Home Office, Ministry of Justice

DEP2020-0386
29-06-2020 Commons  Ministry of Justice 

Probation Services Dynamic Framework [Includes Call-off competition invitation to tender, Dynamic Framework terms, data sheet, schedules and Call-off contract] (27 docs)

House of Lords Written Question HL5765, HL5766, HL5767, HL5768 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ministry of Justice

DEP2020-0367
26-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 26/06/2020 from Jesse Norman MP to Mel Stride MP regarding further Government amendments to the Finance Bill: Enterprise Management Incentives: amendment of working time requirements. 1p.

Bill 142 2019-21

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0372
26-06-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 26/06/2020 from Earl Howe, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords to Baroness Barker regarding an issue raised during the report stage of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: independent museums facing insolvency. 1p.

House of Lords debate 23/06/2020

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0358
25-06-2020 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 24/06/2020 from Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary, to Steve Reed MP, regarding the planning decision on the Westferry Printworks development taken by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. 1p.

House of Commons Written Question 59477, 2019-20

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0361
25-06-2020 Lords  Home Office 

Letter dated 25/06/2020 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Cormack regarding the impact of Covid-19 on educational institutions and the proposals to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on institutions. 3p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0362
25-06-2020 Commons  Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 25/06/2020 from Christopher Pincher MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding 3 documents for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Draft guidance: construction site hours deemed consent. 5p. III. SDS (Spatial Development Strategies) accessibility Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance. 2p. III. Draft guidance: pavement licences (outdoor seating proposal). 13p.

Corporate Author: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

DEP2020-0363
25-06-2020 Commons  Government Equalities Office 

I. Letter dated 25/06/2020 from Kemi Badenoch MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a letter for deposit in the House libraries. 1p. II. Letter dated 11/06/2020 from Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England, to Dawn Butler MP, regarding Public Health England’s “Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19” report. 1p.

Corporate Author: Government Equalities Office, Public Health England

DEP2020-0364
25-06-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 25/06/2020 from Vicky Ford MP to Emma Lewell-Buck MP regarding how many children have gone missing from care during the coronavirus pandemic. 2p.

House of Commons Topical Question 22/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Education

DEP2020-0382
25-06-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 01/07/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding ensuring fairness of calculated grades given to students due to sit A Levels this summer following cancellation due to COVID-19. 3p.

House of Lords Written Question HL5600, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0356
24-06-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 24/06/2020 from Jeremy Quin MP to Kevan Jones MP regarding the cost of each maintenance period over the last five years for Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates, Royal Navy mine countermeasures vessels and ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, that took place in either i) the Gulf (Gulf Cooperation Council countries), ii) South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Australia) and iii) South Africa. Incl. annex. 4p.

House of Commons Written Question 54862, 2019-20

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0359
24-06-2020 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 24/06/2020 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Glasman regarding coordination with international partners, as discussed during the debate on Hong Kong: Human Rights. 1p.

House of Lords Debate 04/06/2020

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

DEP2020-0360
24-06-2020 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 24/06/2020 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Hannay regarding US policy towards Hong Kong, as discussed during the debate on Hong Kong: Human Rights. 1p.

House of Lords Debate 04/06/2020

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

DEP2020-0354
23-06-2020 Commons  Prime Minister 

I. Review of two metre social distancing guidance. Summary of review findings. 24 June 2020. 15p. II. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and mitigating measures. EMG-SAGE. 4 June 2020. 26p. III. Environment and Modelling Group. Principles of understanding of transmission routes to inform risk assessment and mitigation strategies (Based on available evidence up to 05/05/20). 15p.

House of Commons Oral Statement 23/06/2020

Corporate Author: HM Government, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies

DEP2020-0355
23-06-2020 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

I. Letter dated 23/06/2020 from James Heappey MP to John Healey MP regarding the intake to the untrained regular Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy/Royal Marines) 2014-15 to 2019-20. 2p. II. Table showing intake to the untrained regular Army by Parliamentary Constituency, 2014-15 to 2018. 53p.

House of Commons Written Question 55867, 2019-20

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

DEP2020-0366
23-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 23/06/2020 from Jesse Norman MP to Mel Stride MP regarding Government amendments to the Finance Bill to be tabled at report stage: taxation of COVID-19 grant schemes, disapplication of interest and surcharges on liabilities deferred due to COVID-19, changes to protected pension age, the Future Fund interaction with EIS and SEIS, HGV Road User Levy, stamp duty land tax, and residence test. 3p.

Bill 142 2019-21

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0350
22-06-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 22/06/2020 from Kevin Foster MP to Stuart C Mcdonald MP regarding Irish citizens' rights at the end of the transition period, as discussed during committee stage of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill. 3p.

Public Bill Committee 18/06/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0351
22-06-2020 Commons  Home Office 

Letter dated 22/06/2020 from Kevin Foster MP regarding the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill following committee stage: government amendments to remove powers conferred on Scotland under Clause 5. 2p.

Public Bill Committee 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Home Office

DEP2020-0347
22-06-2020 Commons  Department for International Trade 

List of workplace benefits provided to civil servants with caring responsibilities working in the UK or overseas in the Department for International Trade. 2p.

House of Commons Written Question 59345, 2019-20

Corporate Author: Department for International Trade

DEP2020-0348
22-06-2020 Commons  Department of Health and Social Care 

I. Social Work England Framework Document, May 2020. 27p. II. Letter dated 22/06/2020 from Vicky Ford MP and Helen Whately MP to the Deposited Papers Clerks regarding the attached document for deposit in the Libraries. 1p.

Corporate Author: Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care

DEP2020-0349
22-06-2020 Commons  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Workplaces policies and guidance for staff with caring responsibilities working in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 9 docs.

House of Commons Written Question 59343, 2019-20

DEP2020-0368
22-06-2020 Commons, Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

I. Enterprise Act 2002: changes to the public interest grounds for intervention in merger cases. Guidance 2020. 13p. II. Enterprise Act 2002: changes to the turnover and share of supply tests for mergers. Guidance 2020. 39p.

Written Ministerial Statement 22/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0374
22-06-2020 Lords  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/06/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Lord Bassam of Brighton, regarding what safeguards they have in place to ensure that predicted grades replacing A-level exams this year are awarded fairly and whether an appeals system will be introduced. 3p.

House of Lords Written Question HL5452, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0376
22-06-2020 Commons  Department for Education 

Letter dated 30/06/2020 from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, to Afzal Khan MP, regarding what steps his Department has taken to ensure that unconscious bias against BAME students in not a factor in predictive GCSE and A Level grades in 2020 exams. 3p.

House of Commons Written Question 59882, 2019-21

Corporate Author: Ofqual

DEP2020-0344
19-06-2020 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Lord Callanan to Lord Hope of Craigshead regarding an amendment to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill that directors be required to file a list of known creditors with the court to obtain a moratorium. 2p.

House of Lords Debate 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0345
19-06-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 19/06/2020 from Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding how the measures of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will apply to charities, social enterprises and credit unions, following points raised at committee stage. 2p.

House of Lords Debate 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0334
18-06-2020 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 29/05/2020 from Lord Callanan to Mike Sargeant, Chair of the Pre-Pack Pool Oversight Group, regarding regulation of pre-pack sales and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (Letter mentioned at committee stage). 2p.

House of Lords Debate 17/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

DEP2020-0339
18-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 18/06/2020 from Rishi Sunak MP to Andrew Bailey, Governor, the Bank of England, regarding CPI inflation. 2p.

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0316
18-06-2020 Lords  Treasury 

Letter dated 18/06/2020 from Lord Agnew to Lord Eatwell regarding points raised in the Covid-19: economy debate: disadvantage faced by BAME applicants in accessing government support schemes, funding for local authorities, reopening the economy, caravan parks, sector specific support, youth employment, education and childcare, support for disadvantaged pupils, online learning, the apprenticeship levy, and green recovery. 4p.

House of Lords Debate 04/06/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0340
18-06-2020 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 18/06/2020 from Earl Howe to Lord Wallace of Tankerness and Lord Howarth of Newport regarding questions raised in the committee stage of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: retrospection in the Bill: restriction of winding-up petitions. 1p.

House of Lords Debate 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

DEP2020-0341
18-06-2020 Lords  Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Letter dated 18/06/2020 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Collins of Highbury regarding a clarification on UK participation at Media Freedom events. 1p.

House of Lords Oral Question 08/06/2020

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

DEP2020-0342
18-06-2020 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 18/06/2020 from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Lord Whitty regarding free school meal vouchers during the summer holiday. 1p.

House of Lords Oral Question 15/06/2020

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

DEP2020-0327
17-06-2020 Lords  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist to Members regarding issues raised at the committee stage of the Corporate Insolvency and Governence Bill: Group 9 amendments. 3p.

House of Lords Debate 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Whips' Office

DEP2020-0328
17-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Jesse Norman MP to Siobhain McDonagh MP and Andrew Rosindell MP regarding the Finance Bill: Clause 36 in Public Bill Committee: guidance on top slicing tax relief on life insurance policy gains. 1p.

Public Bill Committee 09/06/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0329
17-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Kemi Badenoch to Wes Streeting MP regarding issues raised at the Finance Bill Public Bill Committee on Clause 82: the measurement of carbon dioxide for Vehicle Excise Duty. 2p.

Public Bill Committee 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0330
17-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Kemi Badenoch MP to Alison Thewliss MP, Wes Streeting MP, and Stephen Flynn MP regarding the Finance Bill Public Bill Committee: Clause 79 (Post duty point dilution of wine/made-wine) and alcohol duty generally: public health implications. 2p.

Public Bill Committee 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

DEP2020-0331
17-06-2020 Commons  Treasury 

Letter dated 17/06/2020 from Kemi Badenoch MP to Wes Streeting MP regarding the Finance Bill Public Bill Committee, Clause 89-90, the effectiveness of the Climate Change Levy and plans for implementing a green gas levy. 2p.

Public Bill Committee 16/06/2020

Corporate Author: Treasury

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