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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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Transport Bill (Bill 8 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-102
The Transport Bill: Part I: national air traffic services (Bill 8 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/102.

Topic: Aviation

Electronic Communications Bill (Bill 4 1999/2000)
Published Wednesday, December 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-100
The Electronic Communications Bill (revised edition). (Bill 4 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/100.(Updates and replaces Research Paper 99/92).
2000 benefit uprating
Published Tuesday, December 7, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers SN00300
2000 benefit uprating. By Richard Cracknell. SN/SG/300.
Freedom of Information Bill (Bill 5 1999/2000)
Published Friday, December 3, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-98
The Freedom of Information Bill (Bill 5 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/98.
Freedom of Information Bill (Bill 5 1999/2000)
Published Friday, December 3, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-99
The Freedom of Information Bill (Bill 5 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/99.
Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, December 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-96
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/96
A New UK Synchrotron, December 1999
Published Wednesday, December 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-132
This POST Note examines the need for a new UK synchrotron and analyses the issues that arise.
Health Concerns and the MMR Vaccine, December 1999
Published Wednesday, December 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-131
A number of recent scientific studies have investigated possible adverse health effects in infants receiving the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine. The studies focus on the question of whether measles-containing vaccines, including MMR, are associated with the onset of intestinal complaints and/or behavioural disorders. This briefing summarises the evidence from such studies and examines the issues that arise.
Government Resources and Accounts Bill (Bill 3 1999/2000)
Published Tuesday, November 30, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-97
The Government Resources and Accounts Bill (Bill 3 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/97.
By-elections since the 1997 general election
Published Monday, November 29, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-95
By-elections since the 1997 general election. House of Commons Research Paper 99/95. (Updates and replaces Research Paper 99/82).
Representation of the People Bill (Bill 2 1999/2000)
Published Thursday, November 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-94
The Representation of the People Bill. (Bill 2 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/94.
Electronic Communications Bill (Bill 4 1999/2000)
Published Wednesday, November 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-92
The Electronic Communications Bill. (Bill 4 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/92.
The Climate Change Levy
Published Wednesday, November 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-93
The Climate Change Levy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/93
Millennium trade talks: food and agriculture issues
Published Friday, November 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-91
Millennium trade talks: food and agriculture issues. House of Commons Library research Paper 99/91

Topic: Food

Unemployment by Constituency October 1999
Published Wednesday, November 17, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-90
Unemployment by Constituency October 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/90.
Family leave
Published Thursday, November 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-89
Family leave. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/89.

Topic: Employment

House of Lords Bill - Lords amendments (Bill 156 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, November 9, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-88
The House of Lords Bill - Lords amendments (Bill 156 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/88.
The prospects for Russia
Published Monday, November 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-87
The prospects for Russia. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/87.
Economic Indicators
Published Monday, November 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-86
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/86
The Sun and Space Weather, November 1999
Published Monday, November 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-130
Last August’s total eclipse of the Sun focussed popular attention on solar science . Beyond this transient spectacle, the increasing use of near-Earth space by satellites provides a strong economic incentive for greater knowledge of Sun-Earth interactions. The disruptions these can cause on Earth, could well increase as the next maximum in solar activity approaches.

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