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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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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

Finance Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, September 15, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0114
Following the 2017 Budget on 8 March 2017, the Government published the Finance (No.2) Bill 2016/17 on 20 March 2017. Due to the timing of the General Election, the Bill completed all its remaining stages in the Commons on 25 April, in 'wash up' before Dissolution. In light of the abbreviated timetable for the Bill's scrutiny, the Government removed a significant number of clauses, to be introduced in a Finance Bill later this year. This second Finance Bill was published on 8 September and had its Second Reading on 12 September.

Topic: Taxation

Exiting the European Union and data protection
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0170
A general debate on exiting the European Union and data protection is scheduled for Thursday 12 October 2017.
Effect of UK leaving the EU on consumers and consumer protection
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0169
A Westminster Hall debate titled Effect of UK leaving the EU on consumers and consumer protection is scheduled for Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Vicky Ford MP.
Effect of the arts on health
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0168
A Westminster Hall debate on the Effect of the Arts on Health is scheduled for Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 4.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Edward Vaizey MP.
Statistics on Smoking
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7648
This note provides a summary of statistics on smoking among adults in Great Britain and children in England and Scotland. Data on smoking-related hospital admissions and deaths in England and Scotland is also shown.

Topic: Smoking

‘Digital Equipment Ltd’s pension scheme'
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0016
Briefing paper originally prepared for Westminster Hall debate on 17 January the 'Digital Equipment Ltd's pension scheme' - updated since

Topic: Pensions

Regional and National Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06924
Data summarising the economic situation in the regions and countries of the UK
Online harassment and cyber bullying
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7967
There have been calls to review the law covering online harassment and cyber bullying. The Conservative and Labour manifestos both contained proposals to deal with the issue. So will the law change? This Briefing Paper focusses mainly on England and Wales, but also touches on the law and relevant guidance in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Abuse and intimidation of candidates and the public during the General Election campaign
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0161
General debate on the abuse and intimidation of candidates and the public during the General Election campaign in the Commons Chamber on 14 September 2017.
Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02797
Unemployment - national: data on International Labour Organisation unemployment, the headline measure of unemployment in the UK.

Topic: Unemployment

People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, August 2017
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8086
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.
Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02796
Employment: data on employment in the UK.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Education funding in South Liverpool
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0167
On 10 October 2017 at 4:30pm, there will be an hour long Westminster Hall debate on Education Funding in South Liverpool. The debate is sponsored by Maria Eagle MP.

Topic: Schools

Youth unemployment statistics
Published Wednesday, September 13, 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

Energy in Wales
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0163
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 14 September 2017 from 1.30-3pm on energy in Wales. The debate will be opened by Albert Owen MP.
New early years funding formula from 2017-18, including maintained nursery schools (England)
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8050
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains the new early years funding formula which was introduced in the 2017-18 financial year.
Health expenditure in England and the UK: Social Indicators page
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02640
Health expenditure: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2640.
Brexit reading list: legal and constitutional issues
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7702
The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.

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