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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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Displaying 6861-6880 out of 6961

Rabies
Published Friday, October 7, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-98
Rabies. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/98.
Are we fishing the seas dry
Published Friday, October 7, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-112
Are we fishing the seas dry. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/112.
Personal identification technologies
Published Saturday, October 1, 1994 | POSTnotes POST-PN-54
This POSTnote reviews the technical options involved and the issues raised by different types of ID cards. POSTnote 54. POST. 1994.
Regulation of the electricity industry
Published Monday, August 1, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-93
Regulation of the Electricity Industry. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/93.
Habitats Directive and the UK conservation framework and SSSI system
Published Monday, July 25, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-90
Habitats Directive and the UK conservation framework and SSSI system. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/90.
Local authorities duties to the homeless;Access to local authority and housing association tenancies consultation paper
Published Tuesday, July 19, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-92
Local authorities duties to homeless. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/92. (Updates Research Paper 94/65).
Single homelessness
Published Thursday, July 14, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-89
Single homelessness. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/89. (Updates Background Paper 242).
Digital & High Definition Television
Published Monday, July 4, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-83
Digital & High Definition Television. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/83.
Public sector research establishments
Published Friday, July 1, 1994 | POSTnotes POST-PN-53
This POSTnote presents a digest of Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs) reviewed by a ‘Scrutiny Team’ report. POST note 53. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 1994.
Genetically modified food
Published Tuesday, June 7, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-74
Genetically modified food. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/74.
World population growth
Published Wednesday, June 1, 1994 | POSTnotes POST-PN-52
This POSTnote reviews knowledge of the causes and effects of population growth in the context of ICPD. POSTnote 52. POST. 1994.

Topic: Population

Developments in Russia
Published Friday, May 20, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-72
Developments in Russia. House of Commons Research Paper 94/72.
Video on demand
Published Monday, May 9, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-68
Video on demand. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/68.
Bosnia: the 'Sarajevo Formula' extended
Published Friday, April 29, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-62
Bosnia: the 'Sarajevo Formula' extended. House of Commons Library Paper 94/62.
South Africa's Elections & New Constitution
Published Tuesday, April 26, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-60
South Africa's Elections & New Constitution. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/60.
Teacher training: the Education Bill (HL) 1993/94
Published Thursday, April 21, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-58
Teacher training: the Education Bill (HL) 1993/94 (Bill 89 1993/94). House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/58.
Reform of student unions: the Education Bill (HL) 1993/94
Published Wednesday, April 20, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-57
Reform of student unions: the Education Bill (HL) 1993/94 (Bill 89 1993/94). House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/57.
Nuclear safety in the former Soviet Union
Published Friday, April 1, 1994 | POSTnotes POST-PN-51
This POSTnote reviews the current position and options for further reducing reactor operating risks. POSTnote 51. POST. 1994.

Topic: Nuclear power

Qualified Majority Voting: the Argument & the Agreement
Published Thursday, March 31, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-51
Qualified Majority Voting: the Argument & the Agreement. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/51. (Replaces Research Papers 94/47 & 94/49).
The Insolvency (No 2) Bill 1993/94
Published Friday, March 18, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-48
The Insolvency (No 2) Bill (Bill 76 1993/94). House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/48.

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