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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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Migration Statistics
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06077
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics, explaining the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
Prisons and Courts Statistics, England and Wales
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7892
This paper provides background statistics on prisons and courts in England and Wales ahead of the Second Reading of the Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17. Commons Library Briefing Paper SN04334: Prison Population Statistics (currently being updated) explores prison population data for England and Wales in more depth and includes data for the rest of the UK.

Topics: Courts, Prisons

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0022
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill ahead of its scheduled second reading in the House of Lords on 10 March 2017.
Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0021
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords second reading of the Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] on 10 March 2017.
VAT and Sports Clubs
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01052
This note examines the VAT treatment of sports clubs - in the context of the change made in UK VAT law in 1994 to exempt from VAT certain sport supplies, and subsequent debate as to how these rules have affected golf clubs.
Abolition of the ESA Work-Related Activity Component
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7649
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and details the changes to the Work Related Activity Component that will be introduced from April 2017. The paper also includes information on the mitigating support announced by the Government.
Financial support for apprentices
Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0076
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on financial support for apprentices taking place in Westminster Hall on 8 March 2017. The subject for this debate has been chosen by Kelvin Hopkins MP.

Topics: Employment, Training

Human rights and the political situation in Turkey
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0077
A Backbench Business debate on ‘Human rights and the political situation in Turkey’ will be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 9 March 2017 from 3.00pm. The debate has been initiated by Joan Ryan, David Lammy, Tommy Sheppard and Sir Peter Bottomley.
Common Financial Services Questions
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7262
This Paper looks at a broad range of financial service and financial institution's issues.
Economic Indicators, March 2017
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7917
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
Medical school places in England from September 2018
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7914
This Commons Library research briefing provides information about note provides background to the Government's October 2016 announcement on medical school places in England. The number of places in England would be increased by up to 1,500 starting September 2018.
Social care in Liverpool
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0069
The debate, entitled "Social care in Liverpool" and sponsored by Louise Ellman, will take place in Westminster Hall on 7 March at 4.30pm.
Unemployment - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02800
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.
Exchange rates: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02811
Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | 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.
Changes to the Personal Independence Payment eligibility criteria
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7911
This Commons Library briefing looks at controversial proposals put forward by the Government to change the eligibility criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from 16 March 2017, to reverse the effect of two recent Upper Tribunal judgments.
The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7367
This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the inquiry by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into the impact of Government policies on the rights of disabled people since 2010.
Dietary Advice, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Published Friday, March 3, 2017 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0551
This note focuses on the latest UK dietary advice given to women from family planning through pregnancy and into breastfeeding.
Household flood insurance
Published Friday, March 3, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06613
This note outlines issues relating to flood insurance within the UK and the establishment of the Flood Re scheme by the Water Act and subsequent Regulations.
Criminal Finances Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, March 3, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0011
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the Criminal Finances Bill 2016–17 ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords on 9 March 2017. The Bill would make provisions to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime, and counter terrorist finance. It also seeks to make provisions to enable those who violate human rights to have their assets frozen and will create a new offence of a corporate failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

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