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Library requests (2016)

Request

  1. The number of requests made by Labour MPs to the House of Commons library.
  2. The number of requests made by Conservative MPs to the House of Commons library.
  3. The number of requests made by Liberal Democrat MPs to the House of Commons library.
  4. The number of requests made by SNP MPs to the House of Commons library.
  5. The number of requests made by Labour peers to the House of Lords library.

Could you please provide this information respectively for the following time periods:

  • 2015-2016 parliament
  • 2014-2015 parliament
  • 2013-2014 parliament
  • 2012-2013 parliament
  • 2011-2012 parliament
  • 2010-2011 parliament
  • 2009-2010 parliament

 

Response

  1. The number of requests made by Labour MPs to the House of Commons Library.
  2. The number of requests made by Conservative MPs to the House of Commons Library.
  3. The number of requests made by Liberal Democrat MPs to the House of Commons Library.
  4. The number of requests made by SNP MPs to the House of Commons Library.
    The table shows the number of requests made by Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and SNP MPs to the House of Commons library for the sessions requested.
    Please note:
    • the length of session varies - 2009-10 was a short session, 2010-12 was long.
    • the figures shown in the table use party allegiance at the time of the request.
    The figures, shown in table above, will also vary because of the number of Members from each party.
    The next table corrects for this by showing the average number of enquiries per Member (based on the number of Members from each party at the start of the session).
    It may help you to know that Members from all parties use the Commons Library to support the full range of their parliamentary duties. The Library works on a confidential and impartial basis for individual Members. The Library does not do work for Ministers on ministerial business where they are supported by the civil service, but will still help these Ministers with other requests.
  5. The number of requests made by Labour peers to the House of Lords Library.
    The House of Commons does not hold this information. The House of Lords Library is the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act therefore you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them.