NHS staff from overseas: statistics


Published 18/10/2017

62,000 NHS staff in England are EU nationals - 5.6% of all staff. Overall, 12% of NHS staff say that their nationality is not British. This briefing explores the nationality of NHS staff for doctors, nurses and other categories. Following the Brexit vote, there has been discussion around the future status of NHS staff from the EU.

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages


Published 18/10/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the European Union (Approvals) Bill on 25 October 2017.

Sexual harassment in education


Published 18/10/2017

Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education. This paper provides information on the requirements on schools, colleges and universities, and relevant recent developments.

Rent payments and mortgage acceptance: Commons Debate Pack


Published 18/10/2017

Getting a mortgage is very difficult. High house prices and more restrictive lending conditions make qualifying for a mortgage difficult, especially for first time buyers. An e- Petition which attracted over 147,000 signatures calls on lenders to include an applicant's history of rent payments in their lending decision process. The Debate will be led by Paul Scully MP.

Tobacco control plan


Published 18/10/2017

This has been produced ahead of the general debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 October 2017 on the Tobacco Control Plan. The subject of the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.

Tobacco control policy overview


Published 18/10/2017

The Government’s new tobacco control plan was published in 2017, and seeks to reduce smoking overall and target this inequality in smoking rates. The ambitions in the plans include reducing smoking in adults, young people and pregnant women, ensuring a parity of esteem for those with mental health problems, and supporting evidence based use of innovative technologies to reduce smoking, such as e-cigarettes (now the most popular method for quitting smoking in England ).

Police funding in London


Published 18/10/2017

A Westminster Hall debate on Police funding in London is scheduled for Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Catherine West MP.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19


Published 18/10/2017

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19 would introduce a right to paid parental bereavement leave.  It is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and supported by the Government.

People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, September 2017


Published 18/10/2017

This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

The regulation of e-cigarettes


Published 18/10/2017

This briefing paper provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes.