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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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Electronic waste, July 2007
Published Sunday, July 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-291
This POSTnote outlines the types of Waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) and examines the implementation and potential impacts of the legislation. Electronic waste, July 2007. POSTnote 07/291.
Social Indicators
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2007 | Commons Briefing papers RP07-38
Social Indicators. [Includes article on Smoking in Public Places and The 2007 Census Test and a Topical Subject Page on Waste and Recycling] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/38.
Ecosystem services, March 2007
Published Thursday, March 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-281
This POSTnote outlines what ecosystem services are, and how provisions for maintaining them in the UK could be incorporated into policy frameworks. Ecosystem services, March 2007. POSTnote 07/281.
The Sustainable Communities Bill
Published Monday, January 15, 2007 | Commons Briefing papers RP07-06
Ambient air quality, November 2006
Published Wednesday, November 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-272
Ambient air quality, November 2006. POSTnote 06/272.
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

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