POST has published a list, setting out the topic areas identified of possible parliamentary interest under the 9 different category headings (Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry, Crime, Defence, Education and Skills, Energy, Environment, Health, ICT and Robotics and Transport and Infrastructure).
Where relevant this list will inform the deliberations of the POST Board on POST’s future work programme until it is updated or replaced by future horizon scanning activities. This list of issues was initially identified from academic papers and grey literature as having an impact on public policy, and then peer reviewed to focus on those topic areas of most interest, and then narrowed to those considered to be the highest priority through a workshop with parliamentary staff.
To view the list, click here: http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PB-0027/POST-PB-0027.pdf
The Bill aims to help with the process of “transitioning” the EU’s trade agreements to UK agreements.
The House of Commons Library has published a useful briefing on the Trade Bill. Read the analysis before its second reading on Tuesday.
To commemorate the beginning of the year following all the indulgent Christmas celebrations, ParliOUT will be hosting an evening social.
Thursday 18 Jan 2018, 17:30 – 19:00
Costa Coffee | The Grand Building, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5EJ
Contact: Nerys Davies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP to email@example.com to let us know if you’d like to attend so we can expect you.
We understand that the idea of coming to an event without knowing anyone can be quite a daunting experience. A pre-meet will happen between 5pm – 5.30pm at Westminster station (between St. Stephen’s Tavern and Tesco Express) for people that would like to meet before the event.
Committee member Nerys Davies will be facilitating this. To contact Nerys regarding the pre-meet, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about ParliOUT on the Parliament website.
Following on from her article on Commons Doorkeeper, Sarah Binstead-Chapman, Kate Forrester, Political reporter for HuffPost UK has written another interesting article, this time about Farrah Bhatti and the role of Commons Clerk
You can find the article here: Commons Clerk: I Had No Idea How Hard MPs Worked Until I Came To Parliament