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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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Wind power
Published Wednesday, May 26, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-55
Wind power. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/55. permission Wind power. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/55.
Institutional reform in the European Union
Published Thursday, May 20, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-54
Institutional reform in the European Union. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/54.
Unemployment by constituency April 1999
Published Wednesday, May 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-53
Unemployment by constituency April 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/53.
Local elections of 6 May 1999
Published Monday, May 17, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-52
The local elections of 6 May 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/52.
Welsh Assembly Elections: 6 May 1999.
Published Wednesday, May 12, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-51
Welsh Assembly Elections: 6 May 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/51.
Scottish Parliament elections: 6 May 1999.
Published Tuesday, May 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-50
Scottish Parliament elections: 6 May 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/50.
Northern Ireland (Location of Victims Remains) Bill (Bill 92 1998/99)
Published Friday, May 7, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-49
Northern Ireland (Location of Victims' Remains) Bill. (Bill 92 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/49.

Topic: Death

Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, May 4, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-47
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/47
Hormones in Beef, May 1999
Published Saturday, May 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-127
Growth promoting hormones have been at the centre of a long running trade dispute between the EU and US.
Kosovo: operation Allied Force
Published Thursday, April 29, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-48
Kosovo: operation 'Allied force'. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/48.
Local elections: proposals for reform
Published Wednesday, April 28, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-46
Local elections: proposals for reform. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/46.
Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill (Bill 18 1998/99)
Published Thursday, April 22, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-45
Adoption (Intercountry Adoption) Bill (Bill 18 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/45.
Unemployment by constituency March 1999
Published Wednesday, April 21, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-44
Unemployment by constituency March 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/44.
Disability Rights Commission Bill (HL) (Bill 73 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, April 20, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-43
Disability Rights Commission Bill (HL) (Bill 73 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/43.
The road haulage industry: costs and taxes April 1999
Published Monday, April 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-42
The road haulage industry: costs and taxes. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/42.

Topic: Roads

Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill (HL) (Bill 74 1998/99)
Published Wednesday, April 14, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-40
The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill (HL) (Bill 74 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/40.
Football Offences and Disorder Bill (Bill 17 1998/ 99)
Published Wednesday, April 14, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-41
The Football (Offences and Disorder) Bill (Bill 17 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/41.
Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99)
Published Thursday, April 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-39
The Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/39.
Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, April 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-37
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/37
Near Earth Objects, April 1999
Published Thursday, April 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-126
Recent advances in ground-based, satellite and theo-retical astronomy have proved the Solar System’s dynamism and complexity — in particular, that some of its minor members, called Near Earth Objects may impact the Earth in the future. In the UK, the USA and Australia, parliamentary interest has been stimulated. This report sets the results of recent surveys in context and considers the risks involved.

Topic: Science

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