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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.
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Education Bill (HL Bill 67 of 2010-12)
Published Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-020
This Library Note provides information for the second reading of the Education Bill in the House of Lords.
Localism Bill (HL Bill 71 of 2010-12)
Published Friday, May 27, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-019
This Library Note summarises proceedings at the Localism Bill’s final stages in the House of Commons and provides background information for the Bill’s second reading debate in the House of Lords.
House of Lords Reform Draft Bill
Published Friday, May 20, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-018
This Library Note considers the Government’s white paper and draft Bill on House of Lords Reform.
Debate on 19 May: European Convention on Human Rights
Published Friday, May 13, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-017
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the European Convention on Human Rights.

Topic: Human rights

Debate on 21 May: Safe and Active Communities
Published Monday, May 9, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-016
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the report 'Our Vision for Safe and Active Communities'.
Debate on 5 May: Chechnya and the North Caucasus
Published Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-015
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus, and its implications for global security.

Topic: Russia

Debate on 28 April: Co-ordination between Government Departments on the use of Soft Power
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-014
This Library Note provides background information for the debate on 28 April 2011 on co-ordination between Government departments on the use of soft power.
Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (HL Bill 62 of 2010-11)
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-013
This Library Note provides background reading for the second reading debate of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill.
Economic Growth: Budget 2011
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-011
This Library Note has been prepared in advance of forthcoming debates in the House of Lords on economic growth.
Economic Growth
Published Monday, March 21, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-010
This Library Note has been prepared in advance of forthcoming debates in the House of Lords on economic growth.
Debate on 17 March: Bribery, Tax Avoidance, Corruption and Money Laundering
Published Monday, March 14, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-009
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the UK’s record on legislation regarding bribery, tax avoidance, corruption and money laundering.

Topic: Crime

Wash-up 2010
Published Friday, February 11, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-007
This Library Note describes the wash-up process; reviews the proceedings on wash-up in 2010; and provides details of bills that received Royal Assent in each of the last six wash-up periods.
Pensions Bill [HL] (HL Bill 37 of 2010-11)
Published Wednesday, February 9, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-006
This Library Note provides background information in advance of the Pensions Bill's second reading in the House of Lords.

Topic: Pensions

Debate on 10 February: The Role of Marriage and Marriage Support in British Society
Published Monday, February 7, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-005
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the role of marriage and marriage support in British society eleven years after the report on 'Funding for Marriage Support' by Sir Graham Hart.

Topic: Marriage

Early Parenting and Preparing a Child for Success in School: Public Reaction
Published Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-004
This Library Note summarises the public reaction to an online debate on the BBC Have Your Say website regarding the importance of early parenting.
Debate on 3 February: Early Parenting and Preparing a Child for Success in School
Published Friday, January 28, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-003
This Library Note aims to provide background reading for the debate on the key role of good early parenting in preparing a child for success in school.
Debate on 20 January: Constitutional and Parliamentary Effect of Coalition Government
Published Monday, January 17, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-002
This Library Note aims to provide background reading for the debate on 20 January 2011: "To call attention to the constitutional and parliamentary effect of Coalition Government".
Debate on 13 January: Economic and Strategic Role of Turkey
Published Friday, January 7, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-001
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the economic and strategic role of Turkey in Europe and the Middle East.
Debate on 16 December 2010: Deepwater Horizon and its implications. LLN 2010/030
Published Monday, December 13, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-030
Debate on 16 December 2010: Deepwater Horizon and its implications. House of Lords Library Note 2010/030
Debate on 2nd December 2010: philanthropy. LLN 2010/029
Published Friday, November 26, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-029
Debate on 2nd December 2010: philanthropy. House of Lords Library Note 2010/029

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