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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • POSTbriefs: Responsive policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on mini-literature reviews and peer review, typically commissioned by select committees and library research services.
    • POSTnotes: Proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board.
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    Topics: Research material can be filtered by subject using the topic terms. The topics are arranged in a taxonomy (a hierarchical classification) and can be further filtered using sub-topics.

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Anti-social neighbours living in private housing (England)
Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01012
This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the legal position and potential remedies available where people find themselves living next door to tenants of private landlords or owner-occupiers who exhibit anti-social behaviour. The briefing focuses on the legal position in England.
Anti-social behaviour in social housing (England)
Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00264
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the remedies available to social landlords to deal with tenants who exhibit anti-social behaviour. The paper focuses on England but some of the same legislation applies in Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland operate under different legislative regimes.
Importance of intellectual property to the British economy
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0063
A Westminster Hall debate on the importance of intellectual property to the British economy has been scheduled for 0930hrs on Tuesday 28 February 2017. The Member in charge of this debate is Nigel Adams MP.
Women in Public Life, the Professions and the Boardroom
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05170
How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom? This note sets out key trends and statistics, covering politics, public appointments, civil servants the judiciary, the NHS, education and leading private sector vocations.
Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02787
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.
Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities (England)
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7236
This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide careers advice.
Pensioner benefits
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06354
Looks at the main benefits available to pensioners, in addition to the State Pension, and the debate on whether they should be reformed
Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02820
Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.
Gambling advertising: regulation in Great Britain
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7428
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the regulation of gambling advertising in Great Britain.

Topic: Gambling

Women Members of Parliament: Background Paper
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06652
This briefing paper provides a list of all the women who have ever been elected to the House of Commons.
GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02784
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02783
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0067
A backbench business debate on a motion relating to UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims will be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 2 March 2017. Dr Tania Mathias, Alistair Carmichael, Dr Lisa Cameron and Kate Green will open and lead the debate.

Topics: Asylum, Human rights

Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
Increases in the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7405
Briefing regarding the WASPI campaign and the impact of legislation increasing the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s

Topic: Pensions

Betting shops: licensing requirements
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06919
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the licences needed by betting shops.

Topic: Gambling

Fixed odds betting terminals
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06946
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the controversy over fixed odds betting terminals.

Topic: Gambling

Health and Social Care Integration (England)
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7902
This House of Commons Library briefing paper analyses recent policy and debate on the integration of NHS-provided healthcare and local authority-provided social care. This has been a key policy priority for successive Governments, with the aim of improving patient care and saving money for the NHS and local authorities.
State Pension triple lock
Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7812
Looks at the triple lock used to uprate the State Pension and the arguments for and against

Topic: Pensions

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