Research briefings

This page provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). You can filter the research briefings by date, type, or one of 350 topics. Pick your options from the dropdown menus.

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    Glossary

    • 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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    Topics: Research material can be filtered by subject using the topic terms. The topics are arranged in a taxonomy (a hierarchical classification) and can be further filtered using sub-topics.

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Recent Developments in Syria
Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0007
Brief information on recent developments in Syria, including the impact of Islamic State and the effects of the conflict on Syria’s population.
Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL]
Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0006
This In Focus briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL] on 19 June 2015.
Easter Trading Bill [HL]
Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0005
This In Focus briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Easter Trading Bill [HL] on 19 June 2015.
Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL]
Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0004
This In Focus briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] on 19 June 2015.
The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0003
This In Focus note examines the dangers faced by the growing numbers of migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean, and the British and European response.
Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland
Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0002
This In Focus note examines the same-sex marriage referendum held in Ireland on 22 May 2015.
Presidential Elections in Poland
Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Lords In Focus LIF-2015-0001
This In Focus note provides a summary of the Polish presidential elections which took place on 24 May 2015.

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