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Monday, December 14, 2015This short briefing provides an overview of community transport services. Note: funding for and the provision of such services is devolved within the UK.
Monday, December 14, 2015The Commons Library has published a briefing which provides an overview and analysis of the 2015 UK National Security Strategy (NSS). Published on 23 November 2015, the NSS is incorporated into a single document with the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), which sets out the specific policies and capabilities flowing from the strategy.
Friday, December 11, 2015Statistics on the size of regional/country and local economies, recent economic growth in these areas, their contribution to total UK economic output, and comparisons of their living standards.
Friday, December 11, 2015The attempts of the Ministry of Justice to transform the provision of legal aid in England and Wales has attracted criticism, protests and litigation which has delayed the Legal Aid Agency and solicitors firms from entering into a much more limited number of contracts for Duty Provider Work.
Friday, December 11, 2015This note provides a brief update on recent developments in the EU's response to the migration crisis, including the EU's military operation against people smuggling in the Mediterranean. Documents related to the EU's response to the migration crisis are due to be debated in the House on 14 December.
Friday, December 11, 2015The rules on gambling advertising are designed to ensure that the under-18s and other vulnerable persons are not harmed or exploited by advertising that features or promotes gambling.
Friday, December 11, 2015Concerns about advice deserts are not new, but were revived by the changes to legal aid which (critics claimed) might have an adverse impact on providers of legal aid and so leave people with legal problems with fewer sources of help.
Friday, December 11, 2015Many changes have been made to the way in which the legal aid scheme is organised and managed but the current scheme is, in essence, the same as it was when founded in 1948. A green paper on legal aid reform was published on 15 November 2010. Perhaps its most controversial aspect was the proposal to take some categories of case out of scope for funding.
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