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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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Statistics on the Size and Composition of the House of Lords
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0077
This House of Lords Library briefing provides summary data on the size and composition of the House of Lords. The information is taken from the House of Lords registry database and is correct as at 1 November 2017.
Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Economy
Published Monday, October 30, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0076
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the new opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2017.
Debate on the Impact of 'A Manifesto to Strengthen Families'
Published Friday, October 27, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0075
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 'A Manifesto to Strengthen Families' on 2 November 2017.
Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0074
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on 1 November 2017.
Impact of Air and Water Pollution on the Environment and Public Health
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0073
This Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 26 October 2017 on the impact of air and water pollution on the environment and public health.
Intergenerational Fairness and Government Policy
Published Friday, October 20, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0072
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on intergenerational fairness and government policy ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 26 October 2017.
European Union (Approvals) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0071
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the European Union (Approvals) Bill on 25 October 2017.
Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, October 13, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0070
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] on 27 October 2017

Topics: Employment, Pay, Training

Battle of Passchendaele: Centenary Commemorations
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0069
This Lords Library briefing provides information on the Battle of Passchendaele and events held to commemorate it ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on 19 October 2017.
Council Services: Resourcing in Two-Tier Areas
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0068
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on 19 October 2017 in the House of Lords on the resourcing of district council services in two-tier areas.
Availability and Affordability of Housing
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0067
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in advance of the debate on 12 October 2017 in the House of Lords on the availability and affordability of housing.

Topic: Planning

Globalisation, Technology and Demographic Change and the Future of Work
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0066
This House of Lords Library briefing provides an overview of globalisation, technology and demography and some of the ways in which they affect work and employment in the UK. It then summarises some relevant public policy proposals and suggests material for further reading.
Data Protection Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0065
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Data Protection Bill [HL] on 10 October 2017.
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0064
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill on 9 October 2017.
Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Monday, October 2, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0063
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] on 27 October 2017.
Select Committees in the House of Lords: Updated September 2017
Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0062
This House of Lords Library Note considers committees in the House of Lords which deal with public matters.
Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, September 15, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0061
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] on 27 October 2017.

Topics: Africa, Terrorism

English Baccalaureate and Broadening the Curriculum
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0060
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the English Baccalaureate and broadening the curriculum.
Gambling Advertisements: Effect on Children
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0059
This briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the effect of gambling advertisements on children.

Topic: Gambling

Private Member's Bills in the House of Lords
Published Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0058
This House of Lords Library briefing provides a profile of private member’s bills in the Lords and recent statistics for the number passed each session. It also provides examples of the types of private member’s bill introduced and commentary on the reasons why a Member might table a private member’s bill.

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