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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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Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, November 3, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8107
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19 was presented to Parliament on 11 October 2017 and makes provision for nuclear safeguards after the UK leaves Euratom. This Briefing Paper discusses the background to and content of the Bill. The Nuclear Safeguards Bill passed Second Reading on 16 October 2017.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, November 3, 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.
Ukrainian Holodomor
Published Friday, November 3, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0213
A debate on the ‘Ukrainian Holodomor’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 7 November 2017 in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm. The debate has been initiated by Mrs Pauline Latham.
Commons Library Analysis of Smart Meters Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, November 3, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8120
This Commons Library briefing contains background information on smart meters and the roll out, discussion on the clauses of the Smart Meters Bill 2017-19, and comment on the Bill. The Bill passed its Second Reading on 24 October 2017.
E-petition 176555 relating to mental health education in schools
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0200
E-petition 176555, relating to mental health education in schools, will be debated in Westminster Hall on Monday 6th November. The debate will last for 90 minutes.
Statistics on the Size and Composition of the House of Lords
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.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02802
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.
Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8088
This House of Commons Library briefing provides information on key provisions in the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19. This is a Private Member's Bill which is seeking to make provision about the oversight and management of the use of force in relation to patients in mental health units.
Representation of the People (Young People's Enfranchisement and Education) Bill
Published Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0214
Representation of the People (Young People's Enfranchisement and Education) Bill, a private Members' bill introduced by Jim McMahon. It was presented to Parliament through the ballot procedure on Wednesday 19 July 2017. Mr McMahon was drawn ninth in the ballot for Commons Private Members’ Bills.
Economic Indicators, November 2017
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8127
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0208
A Backbench Business debate on a motion relating to Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 2 November 2017. The debate will be opened by Heidi Allen MP.

Topic: Asylum

Puppy smuggling
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0205
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 4.30-5.30pm on puppy smuggling. The debate will be opened by Nigel Huddleston MP.
Voting age
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN01747
Under current legislation, a person must be 18 or over to vote in elections to the UK Parliament. This Note gives details of calls for a change in the law to reduce the voting age to 16 in recent years.
Product safety and fire risk in residential premises
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0204
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 1 November from 2.30-4pm on product safety and fire risk in residential premises. The debate will be opened by Jim Fitzpatrick MP.
Armed Forces pay
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0211
This Debate Pack has been prepared for the debate on 'Armed Forces Pay', to be held in the Main Chamber on Wednesday 1 November 2017.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02817
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
The regulation of e-cigarettes
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8114
This briefing paper provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes.
Vaping
Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0203
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 9.30-11am. The debate will be opened by Gareth Johnson MP.
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.

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