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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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Police service strength
Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00634
This briefing paper explore police service strength data from the Home Office, Scottish Government, and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Each country receives individual analysis utilising the available data from each police force area and international comparisons where available.

Topic: Police

UK Youth Parliament 2017
Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8110
A briefing paper for the 2017 Youth Parliament

Topic: Parliament

Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02797
Unemployment - national: data on International Labour Organisation unemployment, the headline measure of unemployment in the UK.

Topic: Unemployment

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.
Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7960
This paper provides a timeline of the major events leading up to the EU referendum and subsequent dates of note, looking ahead to expected events as the UK and EU negotiate Britain’s exit.
Sexual harassment in education
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8117
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education. This paper provides information on the requirements on schools, colleges and universities, and relevant recent developments.
Rent payments and mortgage acceptance: Commons Debate Pack
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0183
Getting a mortgage is very difficult. High house prices and more restrictive lending conditions make qualifying for a mortgage difficult, especially for first time buyers. An e- Petition which attracted over 147,000 signatures calls on lenders to include an applicant's history of rent payments in their lending decision process. The Debate will be led by Paul Scully MP.
Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02796
Employment: data on employment in the UK.
Tobacco control plan
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0189
This has been produced ahead of the general debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 October 2017 on the Tobacco Control Plan. The subject of the debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.
Tobacco control policy overview
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8116
The Government’s new tobacco control plan was published in 2017, and seeks to reduce smoking overall and target this inequality in smoking rates. The ambitions in the plans include reducing smoking in adults, young people and pregnant women, ensuring a parity of esteem for those with mental health problems, and supporting evidence based use of innovative technologies to reduce smoking, such as e-cigarettes (now the most popular method for quitting smoking in England ).
Police funding in London
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0194
A Westminster Hall debate on Police funding in London is scheduled for Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Catherine West MP.

Topic: Police

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8115
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19 would introduce a right to paid parental bereavement leave.  It is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and supported by the Government.

Topics: Employment, Pay

Youth unemployment statistics
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05871
This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.

Topic: Unemployment

Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, September 2017
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8111
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
The regulation of e-cigarettes
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8114
This briefing paper provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes.
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8113
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member’s Bill, introduced by Chris Bryant. It would introduce a new offence of assaulting an emergency worker, new sentencing guidance, and new powers to take bodily samples from suspects. This Briefing Paper discusses the background to and content of the Bill.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02783
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
Housing support for ex-offenders (England and Wales)
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02989
Finding accommodation when leaving prison can be difficult. This note outlines the support available to people leaving prison and the relevant duties of local authorities. It also considers how a prison sentence affects a person's ability to receive Housing Benefit.

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