Sport statistics, music streaming, and Legal Aid: New Official Publications 27.09.21

European Union

© European Union, 2021

The differing EU Member States’ regulations on prostitution and their cross-border implications on women’s rights. “… after assessing the state-of-the-art of prostitution regulations in EU MSs and the current situation of sex trafficking and related data in the EU) [this study] identifies and evaluates cross-border problems/risks related to differing national EU MSs’ regulations and suggests future EU legislation to reduce them, thus preventing women from being trafficked while also protecting fundamental rights and gender equality.

Mapping of sport statistics and data in the EU: Final report to the European Commission. “This study is the first in-depth mapping of statistics and data regarding the economic and social contribution of sport at both EU and national levels in the EU-27.”

What if the Internet failed? “Since its early development in the 1960s, Internet infrastructure has become almost as important as electricity and transport infrastructures in contemporary societies. More and more key services such as banking, food retail, and health care, rely on Internet connections. Despite its original resilient decentralised design, the increasing importance of a few central players and centralising developments have made the Internet more vulnerable to failure. This would have severe repercussions: citizens would no longer be able to withdraw cash or pay by card, supermarkets and large retailers could no longer bill and sell products, and digital certificates (such as the Covid-19 vaccination certificate) could no longer be controlled.”

Westminster & the UK Government

© Parliamentary Copyright House of Commons 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

House of Lords Research Briefing Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. “The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a wide-ranging piece of legislation that would make changes across the criminal justice system. This briefing considers: the background to the bill; what it would do; and what happened during its passage through the House of Commons.”

Covid-19 and the criminal law. This report examines what lessons can be learnt from the way in which new covid-19 related offences have been created and enforced throughout the pandemic. Specifically,
we have considered the creation and enforcement of these offences within the context of the wider criminal justice system and from a rule of law perspective.”

Economics of music streaming: Government
and Competition and Markets Authority Responses to the Committee’s Second Report
. “On 9 July 2021, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its Report Economics of music streaming. The Government and Competition and Markets Authority Responses were received on 15 September 2021.”

Scottish Parliament & Government

Contains information licenced under the Scottish Parliament Copyright Licence.

Legal aid – policy issues. “This briefing looks at the current policy issues in relation to legal aid. It accompanies a separate SPICe briefing which looks at how the different types of legal aid work.”

Consultation: Anne’s Law: proposals for adults living in care homes to maintain family and friendship connections. “This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for delivering Anne’s Law in primary legislation, to ensure that people who live in adult care homes have rights to see and spend time with the people who are important to them.” Closes 2 November 2021.

Priorities for domestic abuse, gendered-violence and sexual offences (video), a round table discussion of evidence taken in Criminal Justice Committee meeting held on Wednesday the 22nd September at 10:00 AM. Also available in text format: Official Report

Official Statistics

© Office for National Statistics 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

Population of the UK by country of birth and nationality: 2020. “Latest population estimates for the UK by country of birth and nationality, covering the period from 2004 to the year ending December 2020.”

Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19). “The weekly, and year to date, provisional number of deaths associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in Scotland.”

Recorded Crime in Scotland. “Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for August 2021.”

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