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24th September 2022 7:08 pm

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, our sovereign for so many years. We share in the grief of the Royal Family at this time.

We will treasure her life of service and devotion to the nation and the Commonwealth as this Elizabethan era comes to an end.

The House of Commons Library has prepared a comprehensive briefing on the death of a monarch.


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Working with charities during the cost-of-living crisis – A guide for MPs

Local and national charities working in your constituency can be a vital partner, providing you with frontline insights, up-to-date data and intelligence, and a reliable place to refer people who need urgent help. You will likely already know the charities in your constituency well, so this guide from NPC is intended to help you focus…

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Q&A on devolved and reserved matters

Commons Library Casework Discussion Forum The Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, is pleased to invite you to the Casework Discussion Forum which will take place virtually each month. The September forum is taking place on Thursday 22 September, 2-3pm and will be a Q&A on devolved and reserved matters. It will be chaired by Wendy…

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All MP’s Staff Q&A: Home Office/ Immigration

Upcoming All MP’s Staff Q&A:Home Office/ Immigration Time: 10:00 – 11:00Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022Venue: Online via TeamsBooking essential: Click this link to book Due to high demand, we are hosting a further event with the Home Office.  We are lucky to be joined by Katie Shooter from the Home Office.  Katie will provide an update…

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“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely” John Crace, The  Guardian, 14 May 2015

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