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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.
    • POSTnotes: Proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board.
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Displaying 101-120 out of 526

Impact of Fiscal Policies on Recruitment, Retention and Conditions of NHS Staff
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0087
This House of Lords Library briefing has been written ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on 30 November 2017 on the impact of Her Majesty’s Government’s fiscal policies on the recruitment, retention and conditions of NHS staff.
Gig Economy: Introduction
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0086
This House of Lords Library briefing provides overall information on the demographics and earnings of those participating in the gig economy, on gig economy working practices in each sector, and on the potential effects to be seen in the wider economy.
Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Monday, November 20, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0085
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL] 2017-19, a private member's bill introduced by Lord Bird (Crossbench), ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords on 24 November 2017.
Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Monday, November 20, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0084
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill 2017-19, a private member's bill introduced by Lord Soley (Labour), ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords on 24 November 2017.

Topics: Schools, Students

Size and Capability of the UK’s Armed Forces for Contributing to Global Peace, Stability and Security
Published Friday, November 17, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0083
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 23 November 2017 on the case for maintaining United Kingdom defence forces at a sufficient level to contribute to global peace, stability and security.
Online Gambling: Problem Gamblers and the Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme
Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0082
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the challenges facing problem gamblers, specifically with respect to online gambling, and of the Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme about to be introduced to help online gamblers ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on Thursday 23 November 2017.

Topic: Gambling

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0081
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL] on 24 November 2017.
Impact of Universal Credit on Claimants
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0080
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on the impact of Universal Credit on claimants in the House of Lords on 16 November 2017.
Human Rights of Older Persons, and their Comprehensive Care
Published Monday, November 6, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0079
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the human rights of older persons and their comprehensive care on 16 November 2017.
Governance and Administration of the House of Lords
Published Monday, November 6, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0078
This House of Lords Library Note sets out how the House of Lords is structured, governed and managed, including joint working with the House of Commons.
Statistics on the Size and Composition of the House of Lords: November 2017
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0077
This House of Lords Library briefing provides summary data on the size and composition of the House of Lords. The information is taken from the House of Lords registry database and is correct as at 1 November 2017.
Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Economy
Published Monday, October 30, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0076
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the new opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2017.
Debate on the Impact of 'A Manifesto to Strengthen Families'
Published Friday, October 27, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0075
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 'A Manifesto to Strengthen Families' on 2 November 2017.
Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0074
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on 1 November 2017.
Impact of Air and Water Pollution on the Environment and Public Health
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0073
This Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 26 October 2017 on the impact of air and water pollution on the environment and public health.
Intergenerational Fairness and Government Policy
Published Friday, October 20, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0072
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on intergenerational fairness and government policy ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on 26 October 2017.
European Union (Approvals) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0071
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the European Union (Approvals) Bill on 25 October 2017.
Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, October 13, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0070
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] on 27 October 2017

Topics: Employment, Pay, Training

Battle of Passchendaele: Centenary Commemorations
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0069
This Lords Library briefing provides information on the Battle of Passchendaele and events held to commemorate it ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on 19 October 2017.
Council Services: Resourcing in Two-Tier Areas
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0068
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on 19 October 2017 in the House of Lords on the resourcing of district council services in two-tier areas.

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