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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.
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Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, February 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday when the legislatures are in session.
Pensions: civil partnerships and same sex marriages
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03035
This note looks at the way in which forming a civil partnership affects rights to state, occupational and personal pensions and at the relevant provisions in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
People with disabilities in employment
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7540
This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK.
General debate on the NHS Ten Year Plan
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0040
On Tuesday 19 February 2019 there will be a General Debate on the NHS Ten Year Plan. This will take place in the Commons Chamber on a motion in the name of the Prime Minister, “That this House has considered the NHS Ten Year Plan.”
Costs and benefits of free childcare
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0041
On 19 February 2019, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the Costs and benefits of free childcare, starting at 9:30am. The debate is sponsored by Darren Jones MP.
Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
Freehold houses: estate charges
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8497
It is becoming increasingly common on new-build private estates for freeholders to be required to contribute to the maintenance of the estate’s communal areas and facilities. This short paper provides background on this issue and sets out the Government's proposed reforms.
NATO: 70th Anniversary
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0020
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which was founded on 4 April 1949.
Loot boxes in video games
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8498
This Library Paper gives a brief overview of concerns about loot boxes in video games.

Topic: Gambling

Effect of reductions in funding to police, fire and rescue services
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0043
A Westminster Hall debate on the effect of reductions in funding to police, fire and rescue services will be held on Wednesday 20 February from 9.30am. The Member opening the debate is Grahame Morris MP.
Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02818
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.
GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02784
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
Private rented housing: the rent control debate
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06760
Rents on most new private rented tenancies created after 15 January 1989 were deregulated in England. Affordability pressures in areas of high housing demand have given rise to calls for a return to regulation. The focus has been on rent stabilisation rather than setting rent ceilings. This briefing paper provides an overview of the debate around rent control/regulation and includes some information on a small selection of international rent regimes.
Fisheries and Brexit
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8396
Following Brexit, the UK will no longer be part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. It will become an independent coastal state and be fully responsible for managing fisheries in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 miles.
Air passenger duty: recent debates & reform
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05094
This paper looks at the recent debate on taxing aviation, in the context of concerns about the structure of air passenger duty, the rates of tax, and the reform to the structure of APD in the 2014 Budget. The development of APD since its introduction is set out in two other Commons Briefing papers (CBP413 & CBP6426).

Topics: Aviation, Taxation

Air passenger duty: the approach of the Labour Government (2007-2010)
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06426
Concerns about the impact of aviation on carbon emissions lead the Labour Government to review air passenger duty (APD) in 2008. A number of changes were made to the structure of the tax from November 2009. This historical note discusses this reform.

Topics: Aviation, Taxation

Air passenger duty: introduction
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN00413
Air passenger duty (APD) is charged on all passenger flights from UK airports. It was introduced in the November 1993 Budget and came into effect on 1 November 1994. This note discusses the introduction of APD, and the first years of its operation.

Topics: Aviation, Taxation

Amritsar Massacre: 100th Anniversary
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Lords Briefing packs LBP-2019-0016
This Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre.

Topic: Asia

The European Investment Bank
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8145
Based in Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank is the European Union’s bank, lending to projects that contribute to growth and employment within Europe. This briefing gives a short overview of the Bank's membership and operation, and discusses some of the issues surrounding the UK's future relationship with the Bank following Brexit.
Funding of Merseyside Police
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0039

Topic: Police

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