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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.
    • 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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Lords Reform: the Interim House - Background Statistics
Published Thursday, June 15, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-61
Lords reform: the interim House - background statistics. House of Commons Library Research paper 00/61.
Lords Reform: Major Developments Since the House of Lords Act 1999
Published Wednesday, June 14, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-60
Lords reform: major developments since the House of Lords Act 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/60.
EU Enlargement: From Luxembourg to Helsinki and Beyond
Published Wednesday, June 14, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-62
EU enlargement: from Luxembourg to Helsinki and beyond. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/62.
Background to the 2000 Spending Review
Published Thursday, June 8, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-59
Background to the 2000 Spending Review. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/59
Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (Bill 125 of 1999/2000)
Published Monday, June 5, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-58
Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (Bill 125 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/58.

Topic: Police

Early years learning
Published Thursday, June 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-140
Early years learning. POST. 2000.
Stem cell research, June 2000
Published Thursday, June 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-141
This POSTnote outlines recent developments in stem cell research, looks at the potential applications and analyses the issues that arise.
Human genome research, June 2000
Published Thursday, June 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-142
This POSTnote is a summary of a POST report that outlines the main developments, examines the implications and discusses the issues that arise.
GM animals, June 2001
Published Thursday, June 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-157
This POSTnote describes recent trends in the use of GM animals, examines the underlying reasons for these trends and looks at possible future developments. Specific welfare issues relating to the production and use of GM animals are also examined.
Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, May 25, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-56
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/56. (Includes article on employee jobs by constituency).
Gaming: regulation and taxation of casinos
Published Thursday, May 25, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-57
Gaming: regulation and taxation of casinos. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/57.

Topic: Gambling

Local elections and elections for a London mayor and assembly: 4 May 2000
Published Tuesday, May 23, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-53
The local elections and elections for a London mayor and assembly: 4 May 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/53.
Trade union recognition
Published Tuesday, May 23, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-55
Trade union recognition. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/55.
Limited Liability Partnerships Bill (HL) (Bill 108 1999/2000)
Published Monday, May 22, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-54
Limited Liability Partnerships (HL) (Bill 108 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/54.

Topic: Companies

Unemployment by Constituency April 2000
Published Wednesday, May 17, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-51
Unemployment by Constituency April 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/51.
Care Standards Bill (HL) (Bill 105 1999/2000)
Published Tuesday, May 16, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-52
Care Standards Bill (HL) (Bill 105 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/52.
Part-time work
Published Monday, May 15, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-50
Part-time work. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/50.

Topic: Employment

Science in the media: press coverage of GM food, May 2000
Published Monday, May 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-138
Recent years have seen intense media interest in genetically modified (GM) foods. POST and the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee commissioned research to investigate media coverage of GM foods over the first six months of 1999. This report details the findings of this research and considers the conclusions drawn.
Genetic testing, May 2000
Published Monday, May 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-139
This POSTnote examines recent developments in the field of genetic testing, and analyses the issues that arise.
Women in science, engineering and technology - an online consultation
Published Monday, May 1, 2000 | POSTbriefs POST-Report-10
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has recently completed its second on-line consultation, on the subject of women in science, engineering and technology (SET).

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