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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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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
Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (HL Bill 26 of 2010-11). LLN 2010/028
Published Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-028
Parliamentary Voting System and Constitutencies Bill. House of Lords Library Note 2010/028
Public Bodies Bill (HL Bill 25 of 2010-11). LLN 2010/027
Published Thursday, November 4, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-027
Public Bodies Bill. House of Lords Library Note 2010/027
Debate on 1st November 2010: Spending Review 2010. LLN 2010/026
Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-026
Debate on 1st November 2010: Spending Review. House of Lords Library Note 2010/026
Superannuation Bill (HL Bill 22 of session 2010-11). LLN 2010/025
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-025
Superannuation Bill. House of Lords Library Note 2010/025

Topic: Pensions

Debate on 21st October 2010: immigration. LLN 2010/023
Published Friday, October 15, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-023
Debate on 21st October 2010: immigration. House of Lords Library Note 2010/023
Identity Documents Bill (HL Bill 19 of 2010-11). LLN 2010/024
Published Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-024
Identity Documents Bill. House of Lords Library Note 2010/024
Debate on 14 October 2010: Human trafficking. LLN 2010/022
Published Friday, October 8, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-022
Debate on 14 October 2010: Human trafficking. House of Lords Library Note 2010/022

Topic: Crime

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