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Parliamentary briefings

Parliamentary briefings library

Read our briefings to Parliamentarians.

Our briefings are used to present an analysis of whether proposed policies and legal changes align with the requirements of equality and human rights law.

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

Victims and Prisoners Bill

Online Safety Bill

Non-bill briefings

Definition of the protected characteristic of ‘sex’ in the Equality Act 2010

Illegal Migration Bill

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill

Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Public Order Bill

Public Order Bill

Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill

Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill and our position on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Health and Care Bill

Judicial Review and Courts Bill

Nationality and Borders Bill

Debate on the white paper on Reforming the Mental Health Act

Debate on the Winterbourne View hospital scandal

Domestic Abuse Bill

The National Disability Strategy

Overseas Operations Bill briefings

Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum

Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protections) Bill briefings

Coronavirus Bill and COVID-19 briefings

Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

European Union (Withdrawal Bill)

Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

Reforming the Mental Health Act

Public procurement

International Women's Day debates

Trade (continues from 2018 to 2019)

Cumulative Impact Assessment of Changes to Disability Support

Independent inquiry into the bullying and harassment of House of Commons staff

Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill

Asylum accommodation


Guide dogs

Legal aid and the post-implementation review

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Hostile environment approach to illegal immigration – debate

Mental health units use of force 

Reviewing immigration rules for doctors

Questions for short debate

HPV vaccination for boys

Violence against women and girls 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Bus Services Bill

Children and Social Work Bill

Funding of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Higher Education and Research Bill

High heels and workplace dress codes

Housing and Planning Bill

Investigatory Powers Bill

Policing and Crime Bill

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

Prisons and Courts Bill

Social Security

Transgender equality

Wales Bill


Accessible Sports Ground Bill:

Diversity in the BBC 2016:

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill:

Enterprise Bill 2015:

Housing and Planning Bill:

Immigration Bill 2015 - 2016:

Investigatory Powers Bill

Lord Beecham’s motion to regret 14 October 2015:

Scotland Bill:

Trade Union Bill:

Wales Bill:

Welfare Reform and Work Bill:

House of Lords Liaison Committee 2015

Motion for debate: recommendation to appoint ad hoc post-legislative scrutiny committee to consider the impact on disabled people of the Equality Act 2010, 12 March 2015.

Westminster Hall Debates

Proposals for a new Equal Pay Act - 18 March 2015.

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill:

Care Bill:

Counter Terrorism Bill:

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill:

Deregulation Bill

Immigration Bill:

International Women's Day:

Modern Slavery Bill:

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill:

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill:

Care Bill:

Children and Families Bill:

Draft Deregulation Bill:

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill:

Immigration Bill:

Justice and Security Bill:

Offender Rehabilitation Bill:

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill:

Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill:

Parliamentary submissions 2013/2014:

Last updated: 05 Jul 2023