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Thursday, May 19, 2016This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the competing arguments about the possible effects of leaving the EU on the UK's permanent membership of the UN Security Council. The UK is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Would leaving the EU strengthen the UKs position in the UN, have no direct effect, or result in a loss of legitimacy for the UN? What if it resulted in Scotland leaving the UK? Views differ; but the difficulty of amending the UN Charter makes any change to the permanent membership of the Security Council unlikely.
Thursday, May 19, 2016This briefing paper explains the status of directly-elected mayors in English and Welsh local government, and the routes to establishing them, including the use of local referendums. It also includes an up-to-date list of elected mayors and statistics on previous referendums.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the legal framework contained in Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) within which English local authorities allocate their housing stock. Nominations by local authorities to stock owned by housing associations (also known as private registered providers) are allocated within the same legal framework.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016The task of proposing and seconding the motion on the Loyal Address is regarded as an honour and is given to two government backbenchers.
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