Research briefings

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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.

Displaying 341-360 out of 366

School Transport Bill (Bill 162 of 2003/04)
Published Monday, October 25, 2004 | Commons Briefing papers RP04-78
School Transport Bill. (Bill 162 of 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/78.
Speed cameras,May 2004
Published Saturday, May 1, 2004 | POSTnotes POST-PN-218
Speed cameras, May 2004. POSTnote 04/218. This briefing provides an overview of UK speed enforcement policy, focussing on speed cameras

Topic: Roads

Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill (Bill 21 2003/04)
Published Wednesday, March 31, 2004 | Commons Briefing papers RP04-29
Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill (Bill 21 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/29.

Topic: Cycling

Traffic Management Bill (Bill 13 2003/04)
Published Tuesday, December 23, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-92
Traffic Management Bill (Bill 13 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/92.

Topic: Roads

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.
Social indicators
Published Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-40
Social indicators. (Includes article on Higher education applications and topical subject pages on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and London congestion charge). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/40.
Crime (International Co-operation) Bill (HL) (Bill 78 of 2002/03)
Published Friday, March 28, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-30
The Crime (International Co-operation) Bill (HL). (Bill 78 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/30.
Railways and Transport Safety Bill (Bill 40 of 2002/03)
Published Wednesday, January 22, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-06
The Railways and Transport Safety Bill. (Bill 40 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/06.

Topic: Railways

Social indicators
Published Wednesday, April 10, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-22
Social indicators. (Includes articles on Railways across Europe, Private medical insurance and Sources of election statistics). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/22.
Economic indicators
Published Friday, March 1, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-13
Economic indicators. (Includes article on London Underground-Public Private Partnership (PPP)). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/13.
Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Bill, Parts I,II,VIII,IX and XIII:Property security and crime (Bill 49 of 2001-02)
Published Monday, November 19, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-99
Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Bill, Parts I,II,VIII,IX and XIII:Property security and crime (Bill 49 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/99.
Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill (HL) (Bill 38 of 2001-02)
Published Tuesday, October 30, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-80
Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill (HL) (Bill 38 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/80.

Topic: Buses

Road fuel prices and taxation
Published Friday, May 11, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-52
Road fuel prices and taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/52 (updates 00/69)

Topics: Roads, Taxation

Road Transport (Bill 11 of 2000/01)
Published Wednesday, February 7, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-15
The Road Transport Bill (Bill 12 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/15.

Topic: Roads

Vehicles (Crime) Bill (Bill 1 2000/01)
Published Friday, December 15, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-95
The Vehicles (Crime) Bill. (Bill 1 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/95.

Topic: Roads

Road fuel prices and taxation
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-69
Road fuel prices and taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/69.

Topics: Roads, Taxation

Transport Bill (Bill 8 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-103
The Transport Bill: Part II: local transport plans and buses (Bill 8 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/103.

Topics: Buses, Roads

Transport Bill (Bill 8 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-105
The Transport Bill: Part IV: railways (Bill 8 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/105.

Topic: Railways

Transport Bill (Bill 8 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-104
The Transport Bill: Part III: road charging and workplace parking (Bill 8 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/104.

Topic: Roads

Transport Bill (Bill 8 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-102
The Transport Bill: Part I: national air traffic services (Bill 8 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/102.

Topic: Aviation

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