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Need a helpline?

The Helplines Partnership website lists hundreds of helplines on many different topics, including: Addictions Animals Bereavement Carers Children and Young People Consumer Crime Cults Disability Domestic Violence Dyslexia Education Emotional Distress Employment Family and Parents Gender Identity Health HIV and AIDS Housing and Homelessness Immigration and Asylum Learning Disability Legal, Civil and Welfare Rights Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals Mental Health Missing Persons Money and Debt Occupations and Forces Older People Pregnancy Prisoners and Ex-Offenders Rape and Sexual Abuse Terminal Illness

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What Goes on in the Other Place?

The BBC Two documentary ‘Meet the Lords’ is broadcast at 9pm on Monday 27 February. With exclusive access to the members and precincts of the House of Lords, the BBC Two documentary Meet the Lords presents a unique look at the work, role and membership of the second chamber of Parliament. For more behind the scenes information and access to members of the Lords, follow the House of Lords on Twitter and Facebook.

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Changes to Data Protection requirements for Full Universal Credit

From now on, the Department for Work and Pensions will require Members of Parliament to obtain explicit consent from constituents to obtain information on their behalf in relation to Full Universal Credit.  The constituent must provide the DWP with the specific details of the issues they would like the DWP to discuss with the Member of Parliament. The explicit consent will only extends to the conclusion of that particular enquiry, which includes escalation if it concerns a complaint.  If they raise further issues they must again…

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Parliament Recruitment Open Day – 23 February 2017

Love working with people in a highly rewarding customer-driven environment?  If so, Houses of Parliament would like to meet you at our Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 23 February 2017. There are jobs to suit everyone at Parliament and members of staff will be available to talk to you about current and future job opportunities, as well as careers in their areas.  Staff will also be on hand to guide you on how to apply for jobs through the Parliament website. Tickets are free but…

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Brexit Hub – House of Commons Library

The House of Commons Library has created a ‘Brexit Hub’ where you can find a wealth of information relating to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.  This is available on the public Parliament website here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/eu-referendum/ and also allows you to sign up for Brexit-related email alerts. The site has information on: The UK’s contribution to the EU Budget A Guide to the EU Budget Background to the European Union Withdrawal Bill You can read Parliament’s analysis of how leaving the EU will affect different policy…

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HoC Library Talks on YouTube

Did you know that the House of Commons Library Talks are now available in audio format on the UK Parliament YouTube Channel? You can access the list of past talks on the intranet here: http://bit.ly/2kzM1iY and if you click on the link to a particular talk, it will give you a directly link to the YouTube  audio for that talk. For a list of Library Talks for which audio recordings are available, see here: http://bit.ly/2kAj9v4

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Changes to bicycle parking at Westminster

The House of Commons bicycle parking policy, which has been approved by the Administration Committee, states that owners of bicycles wishing to park in Star Chamber Court or the Colonnade are required to mark their bicycle with a numbered yellow plastic tag. These tags can be obtained from Hallkeeper’s Lodge in St. Stephen’s Hall and should be displayed prominently from the handlebars or from the saddle of the bicycle. From Monday 30 January 2017, any bicycle parked in Star Chamber Court or the Colonnade during sitting…

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Bringing Animals onto the Parliamentary Estate

On June 6 last year the Administration Committee confirmed the rules on bringing animals onto the Parliamentary Estate. There has been a recent increase in the number of instances of pass holders bringing animals on to the Estate without authorisation. This may be because not all staff are aware of the restrictions in place. Under the current Administration Committee rules, no animals other than assistance dogs and security dogs are allowed in the Palace or any of its outbuildings (other than residences).  This rule is…

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