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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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BSE and CJD;POST technical report,78
Published Monday, April 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-78
BSE and CJD: science uncertainty and risk. POST technical report 78. POST. 1996.
Bathing water quality
Published Friday, March 29, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-45
Bathing water quality. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/45.
DNA fingerprinting
Published Wednesday, March 27, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-44
DNA fingerprinting. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/44.
Family Law Bill (HL): Domestic violence
Published Thursday, March 21, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-39
Family Law Bill (HL) (Bill 82 1995/96). Domestic violence. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/39.
The burden of taxation
Published Thursday, March 21, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-43
The burden of taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/43. (Replaces RP 94/66).
Family Law Bill (HL) (Bill 82 of 1995/96);Divorce law reform
Published Thursday, March 21, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-42
Family Law Bill (HL) (Bill 92 of 1995/96): Divorce law reform. House of Commons Library Research paper 96/42.
Towards the IGC: Approaching Turin
Published Tuesday, March 19, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-41
Towards the IGC: approaching Turin. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/41.
The Reserve Forces Bill (HL) 1995/96
Published Tuesday, March 19, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-40
The Reserve Forces Bill (HL) (Bill 75 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/40.
Unemployment by constituency: February 1996
Published Wednesday, March 13, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-38
Unemployment by constituency: February 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/38.
London Regional Transport Bill 1995/96
Published Friday, March 8, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-37
London Regional Transport Bill. (Bill 68 of 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/37.
The Treasure Bill 1995/96;Portable Antiquities
Published Thursday, March 7, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-36
The Treasure Bill. (Bill 21 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/36.
Water (Conservation and Consumer Choice) Bill 1995/96
Published Wednesday, March 6, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-35
Water (Conservation and Consumer Choice) Bill. (Bill 33 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/35.
Housing renovation grants
Published Tuesday, March 5, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-34
Housing renovation grants. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/34.
Economic indicators: March 1996
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-32
Economic indicators: March 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/32.
Ten years after Chernobyl
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-31
Ten years after Chernobyl. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/31.
Economic and monetary union
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-33
Economic and monetary union. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/33. (Updated previous Library papers).
Patents research and technology;POST report summary,76
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-76
Patents, research and technology: compatibilities and conflicts. POST report summary 76. POST. 1996.
Counterfeit banknotes;POST note,77
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-77
This POSTnote analyses the extent of counterfeit currency in the UK and the policy issues raised. Counterfeit banknotes. POST note 77. POST. 1996.
Radioactive waste
Published Thursday, February 29, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-30
Radioactive waste: some topical issues. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/30.
Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill (HL) 1995/96
Published Friday, February 23, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-29
Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill (HL) 1995/96. House of Commons Research Paper 96/29.

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