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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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Geographical pattern of UK trade
Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7593
This note looks at the UK's trade with its main trading partners.
Ivory Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0078
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading of the Ivory Bill in the House of Lords on 17 July 2018.
Employment tribunals after R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor
Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8296
This briefing discusses some of the consequences, for employment tribunals, of the Supreme Court's decision in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor

Topic: Employment

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0077
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the Government’s Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords on 16 July 2018.
Dementia: policy, services and statistics overview
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN07007
This briefing examines policies in England to improve dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. Health is a devolved matter, and the note also briefly outlines dementia strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also provides statistics on rates of dementia, including data for each English Parliamentary constituency.
"A process, not an event": Devolution in Wales, 1998-2018
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8318
A narrative of devolution in Wales, 1998-2018
The Practice of Forced Adoption in the UK
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0174
On 12 July 2018, there will be a debate on The Practice of Forced Adoption in the UK, chosen by the Backbench Business Committee. The debate will take place in the Commons chamber.
Unemployment - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02800
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.
UK trade, 1948-2017: statistics
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8261
Statistics on UK trade, 1948-2017
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8095
This House of Commons Library briefing explains what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are, their purpose and the process which is followed in order to authorise a deprivation of liberty. The paper outlines the Law Commission's recommendations to abolish DoLS and replace them with a new system called the Liberty Protection Safeguards. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 3 July 2018. The Bill broadly follows the Law Commission’s recommendations, with some changes.
ISIS/Daesh: what now for the military campaign in Iraq and Syria?
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8248
ISIS has lost 98% of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria and in December 2017 the Iraqi government declared military victory over ISIS. The situation in Syria remains complex with operations to defeat ISIS complicated by the ongoing Syrian civil conflict. The Coalition has committed to maintaining its military commitments in Iraq and Syria. While tracking down remaining ISIS fighters remains a priority, the military campaign has, however, steadily begun to transition towards stabilisation, capacity building and training.
Infrastructure policies and investment
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06594
This note examines the current state of infrastructure in the UK, recent Government policies and levels and sources of investment.
Universal credit debates on Wednesday 11 July 2018
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0170
On 11 July 2018, there will be an Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit in the Commons Chamber.
Nigeria: July 2018 update
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7897
President Muhammadu Buhari is now into the final year of his four-year term as president of Nigeria. Presidential and parliamentary elections must be held in 2019. Despite concerns in many quarters about his health, Buhari is standing again.
Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05206
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Nuclear Sector Deal
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0175
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 9.30am on the Nuclear Sector Deal. The debate will be opened by Trudy Harrison MP.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
Failures in the banking sector
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0173
This Paper is background for a debate on possible future reforms to the way that small firms can seek redress in cases of poor practice against them by their banks.
The UK's points-based system for immigration
Published Monday, July 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7662
Recent reforms to the UK's points-based system for work and study immigration have excluded doctors and nurses from the annual limit on the number of skilled worker visa sponsorships available. Wider-reaching changes to the system are expected when the Government implements a post-Brexit immigration policy.

Topic: Immigration

Corporate insolvency: consultations on reform
Published Monday, July 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8291
The purpose of this Commons’ briefing paper is to consider in detail three BEIS consultations on insolvency and corporate governance.

Topic: Insolvency

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