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    Exotic pets trade

    This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the exotic pets trade, to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 9 December 2015 at 9.30am. The Member in charge of this debate is Mr Henry Bellingham.

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    Lead shot ammunition

    This debate pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on lead shot ammunition to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 8 December 2015 at 4.30-5.30pm. The Member in charge of the debate is Gerald Jones MP

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    The Prüm Decisions

    A debate on a motion relating to cross-border cooperation to tackle serious and organised crime is to be held on Tuesday 8 December 2015 in the main chamber. The debate will ask MPs to vote on whether the UK should opt back into the European Council Decisions, known as the Prüm Decisions, which relate to the sharing of DNA, fingerprint and vehicle registration information between European police forces.

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    Debate on an e-petition on neonicotinoids

    This pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the use of neonicotinoids on crops: in Westminster Hall on Monday 7 November 2015 at 4.30pm. The subject of this debate has been chosen by the Petitions Committee and will consider e-Petition 104796: Don't kill our bees! Immediately halt the use of Neonicotinoids on crops

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    Mental health

    There is an Opposition Day Debate on Mental Health on Wednesday 9 December 2015. This Library page provides an overview of funding for mental health and further reading.

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    Fisheries policy

    This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on fisheries policy to be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 3 December at 1.30pm. The subject for this debate has been chosen by the Backbench Business Committee. This debate pack provides an overview of the fishing industry, fisheries policy and management and details some of the key concerns fishermen may have in 2016 (and beyond) in addition to conservation groups.

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    Debate on an e-petition on a tax on sugary drinks

    This pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on A tax on sugary drinks in Westminster Hall on Monday 30 November 2015 at 4.30pm. The subject of this debate has been chosen by the Petitions Committee and will consider ePetition 106651: Introduce a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children's health. Experts believe a tax of just 7p per regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar could generate £1 billion per year. We believe this crucial revenue should be ring-fenced to support much needed preventative strategies in the NHS and schools around childhood obesity and diet-related disease. The Government responded: The Government has no plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The Government will announce its plans for tackling childhood obesity by the end of the year.

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    North East Devolution Deal

    This is a debate pack produced by the House of Commons Library ahead of the debate on the North East Devolution Deal to be held on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 1.30pm in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Mr Nicholas Brown.