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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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Data Protection Bill [HL] 2017-19: Committee Stage Report
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8251
Commons Library Committee Stage Report on the Data Protection Bill [HL] 2017-19
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
Syria and chemical weapons - in brief
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8283
The UK, US and France carried out missile strikes against targets in Syria on 14 April 2018. The Prime Minister will make a statement on 16 April.
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8107
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19 makes provision for nuclear safeguards after the UK leaves Euratom. This Briefing Paper discusses the background to and content of the Bill. The Bill was amended at report stage in the House of Lords on 20 March 2018 by the Government and Opposition.
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Lords Committee Stage
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0038
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of report stage in the House of Lords of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which starts on 18 April 2018. It summarises areas of the Bill at which the Government indicated during committee proceedings it would look again.
Sanctions against Russia - in brief
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8284
With the alleged chemical weapons deployment in Syria and the poisoning incident in Salisbury, pressure has increased for further sanctions against Russia. But what measures are already in place?

Topic: Russia

Debate on petitions relating to Burma's Rohingya minority
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0086
A Westminster Hall debate on petitions relating to Burma's Rohingya minority is scheduled for Monday 16 April 2018, from 4:30-7:30pm. The motion for debate is: "That this House has considered e-petitions 200224 and 200371, and public petitions P002061, P002064, P002078 and P002104, relating to Myanmar’s Rohingya minority". The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee and Helen Jones MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee, will open the debate.

Topics: Asia, Human rights

Animal Experiment Statistics
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02720
In 2014 3.8 million procedures were completed on regulated living animals representing a decrease of 6% compared to 2013. This note summarises and analyses trends in data, including the growth of universities as the dominant seat of research on animals, the decline of research for toxicological purposes, and the growth in animal procedures for cancer research.
Badger Culling in England
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06837
The Government is committed to eradicating bovine TB and sees badger culling as central to this. Badger culling has taken place in England since 2011, firstly as pilots and then as a part of a wider bovine TB eradication strategy. Controlled shooting of badgers was trialed in Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, a badger cull continued in these two areas and was extended to a third area in Dorset. In 2016 the cull was extended to 7new areas, and 11 more were added in 2017.
Statistics on UK trade with the Commonwealth
Published Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8282
This note gives some key statistics on UK-Commonwealth trade.
The National Minimum Wage: rates and enforcement
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06898
A briefing paper on National Minimum Wage rates and enforcement; part of a wider series on the National Minimum Wage.
Counter-extremism policy in English schools
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7345
This briefing sets out duties on schools in England to safeguard children from extremism, and promote British values, and related policy debates.

Topics: Schools, Terrorism

Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05206
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Modernising the Army's armoured vehicles
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8186
The UK Army's armoured fighting vehicles fleet is to be refreshed. This Commons Library briefing paper looks at Challenger and Warrior upgrades, Ajax and the MIV and MRV-P programmes
Police numbers in England & Wales: Social Indicators page
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02615
Police numbers in England & Wales: Social Indicators page

Topics: Employment, Police

Agricultural incomes and subsidies in the UK: Social Indicators page
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02613
Agricultural incomes and subsidies in the UK: Social Indicators page.
Private, or 'unadopted' roads in England and Wales
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN00402
This paper explains what private or ‘unadopted’ roads are and the problems and issues associated with them. It also explains who is responsible for maintaining these roads and how highways authorities can ‘adopt’ such roads and make them public highways.

Topic: Roads

Debate on redress for victims of banking misconduct and the FCA
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0093
A further debate on the wider implications of and causes of poor treatment of small firms by banks such as the RBS's Global Restructuring Group.
Work of the Council of Europe
Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0092
A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Work of the Council of Europe’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 18 April 2018 from 9.30am to 11.00am. The debate has been initiated by Vernon Coaker MP.

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