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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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Defence Statistics 2000
Published Thursday, December 21, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-99
Defence Statistics 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/99. (Updates RP 99/112).
Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill (Bill 6 2000/01)
Published Wednesday, December 20, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-97
The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill (Bill 6 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/97.

Topics: Consumers, Smoking

Homes Bill (Bill 5 2000/01)
Published Wednesday, December 20, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-98
The Homes Bill (Bill 5 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/98.
Vehicles (Crime) Bill (Bill 1 2000/01)
Published Friday, December 15, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-95
The Vehicles (Crime) Bill. (Bill 1 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/95.

Topic: Roads

Hunting Bill (Bill 2 of 2000/01)
Published Thursday, December 14, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-96
Hunting Bill. (Bill 2 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/96. (Revised edition 19.12.00)
Unemployment by Constituency November 2000
Published Wednesday, December 13, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-94
Unemployment by Constituency November 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/94.
Parliamentary Resolutions on Ministerial Accountability
Published Wednesday, December 13, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers SN00608
This Note looks at parliamentary resolutions on ministerial accountability.
Stem cell research and regulations under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990
Published Tuesday, December 12, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-93
Stem cell research and regulations under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/93. (Revised edition 13.12.2000)

Topic: Genetics

Shifting control?
Published Tuesday, December 12, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-92
Shifting control? Aspects of the executive-parliamentary relationship. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/92.
Economic Indicators
Published Friday, December 1, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-91
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/91. (Includes article on General Agreement on Trade in Services).
Incineration of household waste, December 2000
Published Friday, December 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-149
This POSTnote looks at the possible increase in waste incineration and concerns over pollution.
Galileo - A European satellite navigation system, December 2000
Published Friday, December 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-150
This briefing describes satellite navigation, examines the case for Galileo and considers topics such as its funding and management.
The Autumn 2000 rains and floods, December 2000
Published Friday, December 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-151
This POSTnote describes the rainfall over the UK in Autumn 2000, outlines evidence regarding trends in such extreme events, and explores possible links with climate change.
Indoor allergens and asthma, December 2000
Published Friday, December 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-152
This POSTnote looks at recent trends in asthma, examines the possible factors behind them and discusses the issues that arise.
Election of a Commons Speaker
Published Wednesday, November 29, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-90
Election of a Commons Speaker. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/90. (replaced by Research Paper 01/30)
Freedom of Information Bill - Lords amendments (HL Bill 129 1999/2000)
Published Thursday, November 23, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-89
The Freedom of Information Bill - Lords amendments (HL Bill 129 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/89.
IGC 2000 enhanced cooperation
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-88
IGC 2000: enhanced co-operation. House of Commons Research Paper 00/88.
Rent rebates and local authority housing revenue accounts
Published Thursday, November 16, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-87
Rent rebates and local authority housing revenue accounts. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/87.
Unemployment by Constituency October 2000
Published Wednesday, November 15, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-86
Unemployment by Constituency October 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/86.
2001 benefit uprating
Published Friday, November 10, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers SN00577
2001 benefit uprating. By Richard Cracknell. SN/SG/577.

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