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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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Commons Bill [HL] Bill 115 of 2005-6
Published Monday, April 10, 2006 | Commons Briefing papers RP06-20

Topic: Countryside

Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill [HL]
Published Monday, January 23, 2006 | Commons Briefing papers RP06-04
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (Bill 3 2005-06)
Published Thursday, June 2, 2005 | Commons Briefing papers RP05-39
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (Bill 3 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/39
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (Bill 11 of 2004/05)
Published Tuesday, January 4, 2005 | Commons Briefing papers RP05-01
The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (Bill 11 of 2004/05). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/01.
The Environmental Costs of Aviation, November 2003
Published Saturday, November 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-207
This briefing examines the basis for the Government’s estimates of environmental costs of aviation and how these could be used in policy decisions related to airport expansion and environmental regulation.
Sustainable development and the 2002 World Summit
Published Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-55
Sustainable development and the 2002 World Summit. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/55.
Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill (Bill 8 of 2001-02)
Published Wednesday, October 24, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-76
Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill (Bill 8 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/76.
High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000-01)
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-20
High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/20.
Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000)
Published Friday, March 17, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-31
Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/31.
Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000)
Published Thursday, March 16, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-30
Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/30.
The control of high hedges
Published Thursday, March 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-35
The control of high hedges. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/35.
Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, March 2, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-23
Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/23.

Topic: Countryside

Agriculture and the Environment
Published Wednesday, June 24, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-70
Agriculture and the Environment. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/70.
Bovine tuberculosis
Published Monday, June 1, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-63
Bovine Tuberculosis. House of Commons Research Paper 98/63.

Topics: Animals, Wildlife

Acid Rain Agreements
Published Wednesday, November 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-47
This POSTnote looks at the implications of UK options for reducing sulphur dioxide emissions, one of the main causes of ‘acid rain’. .
Chernobyl Fallout
Published Saturday, July 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-45
This note examines knowledge of the fate of Chernobyl radioactivity and its implications.
Carbon dioxide targets
Published Thursday, April 1, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-42
This POSTnote looks at current and future trends in UK CO2 emissions and how the commitment for 2000 might be met. POSTnote 42. POST. 1993.
Oil Spill Clean-up
Published Sunday, January 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-39
This POSTnote reviews oil spill clean-up technology, its limitations and issues raised
Global warming
Published Sunday, March 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-33
This POSTnote examines recent scientific findings and how they may influence policies on global warming. POSTnote 33. POST. 1992.
World population
Published Wednesday, May 1, 1991 | POSTnotes POST-PN-25
This POSTnote examines the underlying trends in global population, the reasons for them, their implications and related issues. POSTnote 25. POST. 1991.

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