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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27-01-2016 Commons  Cabinet Office 

Letter dated 27/01/2016 from Oliver Letwin MP to Paula Sheriff MP regarding the useable, non-ring fenced and unallocated reserves of Kirklees Council. 1p.

Points of Order 27/01/16

Corporate Author: Cabinet Office

26-01-2016 Commons, Lords  Home Office 

Enabling closer working between the emergency services: summary of consultation responses and next steps. 26p.

WMS 26/01/2016

25-01-2016 Lords  Department for Transport 

Long term planning process railway route studies for I. the Wessex route. 156 p. II. Western route. 289 p.

PQ HL 4916

Corporate Author: Network Rail

25-01-2016 Commons  Scotland Office 

Letter dated 25/01/2016 from Lord Dunlop to Peers regarding the meeting of the Joint Exchequer Committee for Scotland on 21 Jan 2016. Incl. attached communique. 3p.

Corporate Author: Scotland Office

25-01-2016 Commons  Ministry of Defence 

Letter dated 25/01/2016 from Mark Lancaster MP to Rachael Maskell MP regarding whether the Corporate Covenant could be put into a list of social clauses to be included in defence procurement contracts.1p.

HC Debate 07/01/16

Corporate Author: Ministry of Defence

22-01-2016 Commons  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

Table showing local authorities that received funding from the Defra Air Quality Grant scheme 2006 – to date. 15 p.

PQ 22435

Corporate Author: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

22-01-2016 Lords  Department for Work and Pensions 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Lord Freud and Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to Peers regarding issues raised during the fourth sitting of the Committee stage of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill: the Troubled Families programme, monitoring the impact of the benefit cap, loans for mortgage interest, Motability and Universal Credit. 4 p.

HL Debate 21/12/2015

Corporate Author: Department for Work and Pensions

22-01-2016 Lords  Department of Health 

Letter dated 22/01/2016 from Lord Prior of Brampton to Lord Beecham regarding the Cities and Local Government bill: the exercise of health and social care functions when a district council joins combined authority or county council. 2 p.

HL Debate 12/01/2016

Corporate Author: Department of Health

21-01-2016 Commons, Lords  Northern Ireland Office 

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland establishing the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval. 12p.

WMS 21/01/2016

21-01-2016 Lords  Cabinet Office 

Tables showing Annual Population Survey data for a) selected local authorities and b) England and Wales showing population and of that, those that reported their religion as Muslim, 2011-2014. 10p.


Corporate Author: Office for National Statistics

21-01-2016 Lords  Government Whips' Office 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from the Earl of Courtown to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara and others regarding access to artefacts that have been put in storage whilst the JORVIK Centre is closed. 1p.

Corporate Author: Whips Office

21-01-2016 Commons, Lords  Communities and Local Government 

I. Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Alex Powell, Department for Communities and Local Government, to Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, Rotherham Council, regarding a proposed revised intervention package which would return certain functions to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Incl. annex. 11p. II. Review of functions: additional evidence. 38p. III. Letter dated 11/01/2016 from Sir Derek Myers, Lead Commissioner, to Greg Clark MP regarding Government intervention in Rotherham. Incl. appendices. 8p.

WMS 21/10/2016

Corporate Author: Communities and Local Government

21-01-2016 Commons  Home Office 

I. Ministerial arrangement under the Equality Act 2010. Schedule 23, paragraph 1(d). Equality (Registered Traveller) Arrangement 2016. 2 p. II. Letter dated 21/01/2016 from James Brokenshire MP to Keith Vaz MP regarding extension of the Registered Traveller Service to include Singapore, the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China. 2 p.

Corporate Author: Home Office

21-01-2016 Lords  Whips Office 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from the Earl of Courtown to Lord Solely regarding the disappearance and possible detention on mainland China of five individuals associated with the Causeway Bay bookstore in Hong Kong. 1 p.

HL Oral Questions - Supplementary 14/01/2016

Corporate Author: Whips Office

21-01-2016 Lords  Department of Health 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Lord Prior of Brampton to Lord Winston regarding childhood obesity and epigenetics. 1 p.

HL Oral Question - Supplementary 12/01/2016

Corporate Author: Department of Health

21-01-2016 Commons  Department of Energy and Climate Change 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Amber Rudd MP to Angus Brendan MacNeil MP regarding the fuel poverty advisory group: change of name to the Committee on fuel poverty. 2 p.

Corporate Author: Department of Energy and Climate Change

21-01-2016 Lords  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 

Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve and others regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Trade Union Bill on 20 Jan 2016. Incl. annex. Response to the Report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)10p.

HL Debate 20/01/2016

Corporate Author: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

21-01-2016 Lords  Home Office 

I. Immigration Bill - amendments to be moved in committee. 12 p. II. Further explanation of Government amendments. 4 p. II. Letter dated 21/01/2016 from Lord Bates to Baroness Hamwee, Lord Hope of Craighead and others regarding Government amendments to the Immigration Bill 2015-16. 4 p.

HL Bill 79 2015-16

Corporate Author: Home Office

20-01-2016 Commons  Cabinet Office 

I. Letter dated 20/01/2016 from Rob Wilson MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding a document for deposit in the Library. 1p. II. Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill: analysis on the application of Standing Order 83L in respect of the Government amendments tabled for Commons Report stage. 1p.

WMS 20/01/2016

20-01-2016 Lords  Government Whips' Office 

Letter dated 20/01/2016 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Patten regarding protection for minority groups in Syria. 1p.

HL Debate 10/12/2015

Corporate Author: Whips Office

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