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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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Road fuel prices and taxation
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-69
Road fuel prices and taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/69.

Topics: Roads, Taxation

Science centres, July 2000
Published Saturday, July 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-143
This POSTnote explores the content of the new millennium Science Centres and the Wellcome Wing and considers their future.
Biodiversity and conservation, July 2000
Published Saturday, July 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-144
This POSTnote examines the basis for nature conservation and the role and application of science, and discusses the issues raised.
Patents and gene sequences, July 2000
Published Saturday, July 1, 2000 | POSTnotes POST-PN-145
This POSTnote outlines the progress to date of sequencing efforts and examines the intellectual property rights (IPR) issues that arise.
Human genome Research
Published Saturday, July 1, 2000 | POSTbriefs POST-Report-2
Economic Indicators
Published Friday, June 30, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-67
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/67. (Includes article on National Statistics)
Burden of taxation
Published Thursday, June 22, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-65
The burden of taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/65.
Unemployment by Constituency May 2000
Published Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-64
Unemployment by Constituency May 2000. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/64.
Children Leaving Care Bill (HL) (Bill 134 of 1999/2000)
Published Friday, June 16, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-63
Children Leaving Care Bill (HL) (Bill 134 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/63.
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

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