The Overseas Electors Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member’s Bill to extend the basis on which British citizens outside the UK qualify to participate in Parliamentary elections. It will remove the '15-year rule' which prevents British citizens living overseas from registering to vote if they have lived abroad for more than 15 years.
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the January 2018 negotiating directives drawn up by the Council of Ministers, in light of the guidelines established by the European Council in December 2017. Their content sheds light on any ‘red lines’ the EU might have in place for Phase 2 of the negotiations with the UK regarding withdrawal from the European Union.
Phase two of the Brexit negotiations has started. The EU and UK negotiators have expressed their views on the scope of and conditions for a transition or implementation period, in which the UK will not be a Member State but will continue to apply EU law.
There will be a debate on the spending of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government estimates on homelessness in the Chamber on Tuesday 27 February 2018
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 27 February from 2.30-4pm on UK future fisheries policy. The debate will be opened by Scott Mann MP.
The new-style Estimates day debates provides the House with an opportunity to explore and scrutinise in more detail the DfT’s spending plans and priorities.
Debate Pack for the debate on 'Anti-corruption strategy and the illegal wildlife trade'
This House of Commons briefing paper outlines the student support systems for undergraduate higher education students in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It sets out the amount of funding that students may receive and discusses the reviews of higher education funding and student support which are taking place in each region of the UK.
There will be a debate on a motion relating to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy in the Chamber on Wednesday 28 February 2018
This debate pack has been compiled ahead of the Estimates Day debate on The Spending of the Ministry of Defence on Monday 26 February 2018.