Forthcoming Commons Library Talks

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Details of all forthcoming Commons Library Talks can be found on ACT: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1563
Please note that you must have a parliamentary network account to access ACT.

Topics include:

Help with fire safety remediation work: high rise blocks (England)

Improving the UK’s science capability for managing animal diseases (NAO talk)

The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Energy prices, security and market reform

The creation of the UK Infrastructure Bank (NAO talk)

Rising cost of living

An introduction to occupational and personal pensions in the UK

Mental Health reforms in England

Tackling local breaches of air quality (NAO talk)

Understanding and interpreting survey data

Legal aid and other options (England)

Public inquiries and the Coronavirus pandemic – Commons Library talk

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Thursday 31 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
Online (MS Teams)

Two public inquiries have been announced, one by the UK Government and the other by the Scottish Government, into the Covid-19 pandemic response. This talk will explain how those inquiries will go about their work, what powers they will have, and what they will look at.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialist followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/public-inquiries-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Bank branch closures: the numbers and issues – Commons Library talk

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Thursday 24 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
Online (MS Teams)

Bank branch numbers have been falling for years, and the pandemic has only sped this up. This talk will look at those numbers, as well as the effects on people, businesses and communities. What can be done about this and what plans are there to maintain access to cash?

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/bank-branch-closures–the-numbers-and-issues/

Understanding and using statistics: the basics for dealing with numerical information – Commons Library talk

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Wednesday 16 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Online (MS Teams)

This talk is designed to help you understand, accurately interpret and clearly present statistical information. It includes some practical tips on using and writing about statistics and introduces some important statistical concepts.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/understanding-and-using-statistics-the-basics-for-dealing-with-numerical-information-/

Housing disrepair – Commons Library talk

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Thursday 10 Mar 2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Online (MS Teams)

This talk will give an overview of tenants’ rights and options when their landlords don’t respond to requests for repairs.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialist followed by time for questions

Presenter

  • Wendy Wilson
    Commons Library subject specialist in housing law and policy

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/housing-disrepair/

Mental health reform proposals – Commons Library talk

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Wednesday 02 Mar 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Online (MS Teams)

This talk will provide an overview of the process of reforming the Mental Health Act. It will focus on the main changes proposed to the legal framework and related policy.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/mental-health-reform-proposals/

National Audit Office: Transport departmental overview – Commons Library event

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Thursday 24 Feb 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Online (MS Teams)

This talk by staff from the National Audit Office (NAO) will give an overview of Department for Transport spending in 2020-21, its major areas of activity and performance, and the challenges it’s likely to face in the coming year (based on insights from the NAO’s work).

The NAO is the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. It supports Parliament in holding the UK Government to account and aims to help improve public services through its audits.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/national-audit-office-transport-departmental-overview/

National Audit Office: School funding and financial sustainability of schools in England – Commons Library event

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Thursday 10 Feb 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Online (MS Teams)

This talk will focus on recent National Audit Office (NAO) publications which examined whether the Department for Education is distributing funding and supporting schools in a way that improves financial sustainability.

The NAO is the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. It supports Parliament in holding the UK Government to account and aims to help improve public services through its audits.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/school-funding-and-financial-sustainability-of-schools-in-england-/

Forthcoming HOC Library Talks

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The Commons Library is running a series of weekly talks starting 13th January covering topical issues, constituency casework, and statistics.

Their expert staff will cover:

and more.

There are also talks from the National Audit Office (NAO) on

You can browse and book all upcoming talks and watch previous talks on Act. Any questions please email hclibrary@parliament.uk

LWPSN – What’s On

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Labour Women’s Parliamentary Staff Network

Email: LWPSN@parliament.uk

(All virtual @12.30pm and joining details sent out to the network via email) *Please note timings are approximates and some sessions may be subject to change See past events here Go back to the main LWPSN page here

Thursday 10 February 2022 | 12:30-13:10 | Guest speaker Deborah Mattinson

Deborah is the Director of Strategy for Keir Starmer and advised Labour through the 1980s and the birth of New Labour.  Deborah will be taking us through some recent polling and telling us how women view the Labour party across the UK.