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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Landfill gas - public hazard or valuable resource?
Published Thursday, June 1, 1989 | POSTnotes POST-PN-3
This POSTnote addresses the processes underlying the generation of landfill gas and describes some of the options available for its control and use. POSTnote 3. POST. 1989.
Sudden infant death syndrome - recent developments
Published Thursday, June 1, 1989 | POSTnotes POST-PN-2
This Briefing Note addresses the problem of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and summarises the new findings and their implications. POSTnote 2. POST. 1989.
Irradiation of food
Published Monday, May 1, 1989 | POSTnotes POST-PN-1
This briefing note describes the science and technology underpinning the irradiation of foods. POSTnote 1. POST. 1989.

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