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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.
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Look ahead to 2018 NATO Summit
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8341
This Commons Library paper provides a short look ahead to the next NATO summit on 11-12 July. MPs will debate NATO on 20 June 2018.
UK constitutional machinery and the frameworks for intergovernmental cooperation
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0149
Westminster Hall debate on UK constitutional machinery and its frameworks for intergovernmental cooperation, to be held in on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 2.30pm and led by Hon. Stephen Kerr MP.
The Future of the Erasmus+ Scheme after 2020
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0153
There will be a Backbench Business debate entitled "The Future of the Erasmus+ Scheme after 2020". This will take place in the House of Commons Chamber on Thursday 21st June.
Armed Forces Reserves
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0068
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord De Mauley (Conservative) on 21 June 2018 “that this House takes note of the contribution of the armed forces reserves to national security”.

Topic: Armed forces

Access to treatment, support and innovative new medicines for Phenylketonuria patients
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0152
There will be a debate entitled "Access to treatment, support and innovative new medicines for Phenylketonuria patients". This will be led by Liz Twist MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 9.30am.
NATO
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0151
A Debate Pack to be published for the general debate on 'NATO’, scheduled for Wednesday 20 June 2018 in the Main Chamber.
Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02818
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.
Inflation: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02792
Inflation: Data on both the CPI and RPI inflation indices.
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0067
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of consideration of Commons amendments and reasons in the House of Lords of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, on 18 June 2018.
EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8340
This note has been prepared for the debate on 18 June 2018 in the House of Commons on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
Regional and National Economic Indicators
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06924
Data summarising the economic situation in the regions and countries of the UK
Arranging and paying for a funeral
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06242
This Commons Library briefing paper considers who is responsible for arranging and paying for a funeral in England and Wales. It also considers the cost of a funeral and ways of reducing this.

Topics: Death, Funerals

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 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.
Tunisia 2018
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8342
Is Tunisia's democratic development under threat?

Topic: Africa

Relations between the UK and Romania
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0144
A Westminster Hall debate on 'UK-Romanian relations' is scheduled for Tuesday 19 June 2018, from 9:30-11:00am.. The Member leading the debate is Bob Blackman MP.
Acquired brain injury
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0145
MPs will debate Acquired Brain Injury in the House of Commons Chamber on Monday 18 June. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides a summary of the issues together with parliamentary and press coverage.
The Sewel Convention
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0150
Emergency Debate: Sewel Convention - Monday 18 June 2018
Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.

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