Research briefings

This page provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). You can filter the research briefings by date, type, or one of 350 topics. Pick your options from the dropdown menus.

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    Glossary

    • 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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The Falkland Islands: Twenty Five Years On
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | Commons Briefing papers RP07-29
The Falkland Islands: twenty five years on. House of Commons Library Research paper 07/29.
Gibraltar: diplomatic and constitutional developments
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | Commons Briefing papers RP06-48
Gibraltar: diplomatic and constitutional developments. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/48.
Gibraltars constitutional future
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-37
Gibraltars constitutional future. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/37.
Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain
Published Wednesday, April 22, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-50
Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/50.

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