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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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Plant biotechnology - a consensus?
Published Sunday, January 1, 1995 | POSTnotes POST-PN-56
This POSTnote examines the outcome of the first UK Consensus Conferences' public's view of plant biotechnology. POSTnote 56. POST. 1995.

Topic: Science

Information Superhighways
Published Thursday, December 22, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-133
Information superhighways. House of Commons Research Paper 94/133.
Developing the Common Foreign and Security Policy
Published Monday, December 19, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-131
Developing the Common Foreign and Security Policy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/131.
The Jobseekers Bill (Bill 5 of 1994/95) House of Commons Library Research paper 94/129
Published Friday, December 16, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-129
The Jobseekers Bill (Bill 5 of 1994/95) House of Commons Library Research paper 94/129.
Children (Scotland) Bill (Bill 4 1994/95)
Published Wednesday, November 30, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-125
Children (Scotland) Bill (Bill 4 1994/95). House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/125.
Health Authorities Bill 1994/95
Published Tuesday, November 29, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-124
Health Authorities Bill (Bill 2 1994/95). House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/124.
Economic indicators: November 1994
Published Monday, November 28, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-121
Economic indicators: November 1994. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/121
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death
Published Monday, November 28, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-122
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death. House of Commons Library Research paper 94/122.
Overhead power lines and health
Published Thursday, November 24, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-119
Overhead power lines and health. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/119.
European Communities (Finance) Bill
Published Tuesday, November 22, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-117
The European Communities (Finance) Bill. House of Commons Research Paper 94/117.
Motorcycles;EC type approval
Published Tuesday, November 22, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-118
Motorcycles: EC type approval. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/118.
The 1996 Intergovernmental Conference: background and preparations
Published Monday, November 21, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-115
The 1996 Intergovernmental Conference: background and preparations. House of Commons Research Paper 94/115.
Regulating biotechnology
Published Tuesday, November 1, 1994 | POSTnotes POST-PN-55
This POSTnote considers how far the standard-setting process is in step with the gathering pace of biotechnology deregulation. POSTnote 55. POST. 1994.

Topics: Genetics, Science

Openness and transparency in the European Union
Published Wednesday, October 26, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-107
Openness and transparency in the European Union. House of Commons Research Paper 94/107.
Frontline First: The Defence Costs Study
Published Friday, October 14, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-101
Frontline first: the Defence Costs Study. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/101.
Sanctions Against Iraq
Published Friday, October 14, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-105
Sanctions against Iraq. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/105.
Substance misuse among young people
Published Friday, October 14, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-104
Substance misuse among young people. House of Commons Research Paper 94/104.
The extension of the non proliferation treaty
Published Wednesday, October 12, 1994 | Commons Briefing papers RP94-99
The extension of the non-proliferation treaty. House of Commons Library Research Paper 94/99.
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.

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