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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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Criminal Finances Bill: Lords Amendments
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0125
This note summarises debate on and changes made to, the Criminal Finances Bill, during its Lords' committee stages. there is no accompanying Published Paper.
Heathrow expansion
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01136
This paper gives an overview of the debate about the expansion of Heathrow Airport. It looks at the work of the Airports Commission and the subsequent decision by the Conservative Government to support a third runway and sixth terminal at the airport; the environmental issues and concerns surrounding the decision; the economic case and how the scheme will be taken forwards.

Topic: Aviation

Digital Economy Bill: Lords Amendments
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7953
Lords amendments to the Digital Economy Bill will be considered by the House of Commons on 26 April 2017. There are 289 amendments, and this paper outlines the key changes put forward.
Employment opportunities in food and farming
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0124
A debate, entitled "Employment opportunities in food and farming" and sponsored by Derek Thomas MP, will take place on Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 2.30pm in Westminster Hall.
Grandparents' rights to access to grandchildren
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0120
This House of Commons Library briefing provides information in anticipation of the debate, entitled "Grandparents' rights to access to grandchildren" and sponsored by David Mackintosh, which will take place on Tuesday 25th April in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm.
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.
Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7950
This paper gives an overview of labour market statistics across the UK’s regions and countries. The spreadsheet published alongside this paper includes a ‘profile tool’ where you can select a region and see all data for that region presented in tables and charts.
Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 2016-17
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7916
The Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 2016-17 allows a longer period, lasting until 29 June 2017, for an Executive to be formed, and sets a regional rate to allow rates bills to be issued.
Wash-up: What Happens to Bills before Parliament is Dissolved
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0037
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information about what happens to public bills before the dissolution of Parliament in the period known as ‘wash-up’.
GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02784
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
Adult further education funding in England since 2010
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7708
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides a summary of how funding for adult further education (including apprenticeships) in England has changed since 2010.
School Funding in the North East of England
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0121
This House of Commons debate pack briefing provides information and material in anticipation of the debate, entitled “School Funding in the North East of England” and sponsored by Mrs Sharon Hodgson, which will take place on Wednesday 26th April at 9.30am in Westminster Hall.
Whirlpool and the product safety system
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0123
There will be a Westminster Hall debate on Whirlpool and the product safety system on Tuesday 26 April at 2.30pm. Andy Slaughter MP called this debate.

Topic: Consumers

The UK response to the Syrian refugee crisis
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06805
This Commons Library briefing looks at the Government's work to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by 2020, under its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme. It has also committed itself to resettling up to 3,000 vulnerable children currently in the Middle East and North Africa, and 350 unaccompanied children already in Europe (including Syrian nationals).
Technical and Further Education Bill: Lords Stages and Ping Pong
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7941
This House of Commons briefing paper provides information on the House of Lords scrutiny of the Technical and Further Education Bill 2016-17 and details how the Bill was amended in the House of Lords. The paper has been updated to include the consideration of Lords amendments by the Commons on 19 April 2017 (Ping Pong).
NHS Winter Pressures: 2016/17 summary
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07057
Summary of NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England in 2016/17. Includes data on pressure levels, bed occupancy, accident and emergency diverts, NHS 111, and bed days lost to Norovirus closures.
Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02818
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02783
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
Alcohol: mandatory licensing conditions
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05351
This Library Briefing Paper describes the mandatory licensing conditions that apply to the sale and supply of alcohol.

Topic: Licensing

Motor car insurance
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06061
This note outlines some of the factors influencing the cost of motor insurance premiums and what government and the industry have done to try and reduce costs.

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