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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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Brexit reading list: defence and security
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7742
The Commons Library has compiled a selection of analysis and comment on defence and security related matters, relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.
Brexit reading list: negotiations and future relations
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7989
The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.
Armed Forces Pay
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0164
This Debate Pack has been prepared for the debate on 'Armed Forces Pay', to be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 14 September 2017, at 3:00pm, initiated by Stephen Morgan MP.

Topic: Armed forces

NHS Pay
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0165
MPs will debate NHS pay on Wednesday 13 September. This will be an be an opposition day debate. This Commons Library briefing page contains Library briefings, press coverage, Parliamentary Questions and select committee reports.
Opposition Day Debate: The Higher Education (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016 No. 1205 and S.I., 2016, No. 1206) 
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0166
On 13 September 2017, there will be an Opposition Day debate on The Higher Education (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016 No. 1205 and S.I., 2016, No. 1206). These regulations allow higher education providers to charge higher tuition fees if they meet certain criteria under the Teaching Excellence Framework.
Barriers for women in standing for Parliament
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0160
Debate Pack for the Westminster Hall debate on barriers for women standing in Parliament.

Topic: Parliament

CETA: the EU-Canada free trade agreement
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7492
This note provides details about CETA, the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Partnership. This is a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02820
Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.
Waiting time standard for autism
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0158
This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing has been prepared in anticipation the debate entitled “Waiting time standard for autism diagnosis”, which is sponsored by Bambos Charalambous MP.
Inflation: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02792
Inflation: Data on both the CPI and RPI inflation indices.
Unemployment - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02800
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.
Committee of Selection
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8085
Motions to appoint the Selection Committee are scheduled to be debated on 12 September 2017. This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides some background information on the Committee of Selection, which has been appointed in previous Parliaments, and on the membership of legislation committees when the Government did not have a majority
Atomic Energy Agency (AEA) pensions
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7740
Looks at "advice given to members of the UK Atomic Energy Agency (AEA) Pension Scheme" on privatisation. Originally prepared for a Westminster Hall debate on 26 October 2016, it has been updated since.

Topic: Pensions

English Baccalaureate and Broadening the Curriculum
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0060
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the English Baccalaureate and broadening the curriculum.
Brexit reading list: general coverage
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7958
This paper provides links to a selection of analysis and comment on general ‘Brexit’ coverage.
Gypsies and Travellers
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8083
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the key issues and policies relating to Gypsy and Traveller communities in England. The paper examines a range of issues including: inequalities, racial discrimination, accommodation needs, illegal encampments, health and education outcomes, employment rates, welfare reform and evidence of over-representation in the criminal justice system.
Foreign Direct Investment into the UK
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0159
A debate will be held on Foreign Direct Investment into the UK in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 12 September at 9:30am. The subject for the debate has been chosen by Michael Tomlinson MP.
Gambling Advertisements: Effect on Children
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0059
This briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the effect of gambling advertisements on children.

Topic: Gambling

Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05206
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.

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