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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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Collective Responsibility of Ministers
Published Tuesday, April 30, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-55
The collective responsibility of ministers: an outline of the issues. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/55.
The privatisation of Railtrack
Published Friday, April 26, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-54
The privatisation of Railtrack. House of Commons Library research paper 96/54.
Questions of Procedure for Ministers
Published Friday, April 19, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-53
Questions of procedure for ministers. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/53.
Unemployment by constituency: March 1996
Published Wednesday, April 17, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-51
Unemployment by constituency: March 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/51.
Northern Ireland Current Political Developments
Published Wednesday, April 17, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-52
Northern Ireland: current political developments. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/52.
By-elections since the 1992 general election
Published Monday, April 15, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-50
By-elections since the 1992 general election. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/50. (Updates Research Paper 95/70).
Broadcasting Bill (HL) 1995/96
Published Monday, April 15, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-48
Broadcasting Bill (HL) (Bill 88 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/48.
Conditional access and digital television
Published Friday, April 12, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-49
Conditional access and digital television. House of Commons Library research paper 96/49.
Democracy after communism
Published Tuesday, April 2, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-47
Democracy after Communism. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/47.
Economic indicators: April 1996
Published Monday, April 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-46
Economic indicators: April 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/46.
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.

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