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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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Football Offences and Disorder Bill (Bill 17 1998/ 99)
Published Wednesday, April 14, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-41
The Football (Offences and Disorder) Bill (Bill 17 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/41.
Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99)
Published Thursday, April 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-39
The Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/39.
Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, April 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-37
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/37
Near Earth Objects, April 1999
Published Thursday, April 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-126
Recent advances in ground-based, satellite and theo-retical astronomy have proved the Solar System’s dynamism and complexity — in particular, that some of its minor members, called Near Earth Objects may impact the Earth in the future. In the UK, the USA and Australia, parliamentary interest has been stimulated. This report sets the results of recent surveys in context and considers the risks involved.

Topic: Science

Genetically modified crops and food
Published Wednesday, March 31, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-38
Genetically modified crops and food. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/38.
The right to buy
Published Tuesday, March 30, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-36
The right to buy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/36.
The control of high hedges
Published Thursday, March 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-35
The control of high hedges. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/35.
Kosovo: NATO and Military Action
Published Wednesday, March 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-34
Kosovo: NATO and military action. House of Commons Research Paper 99/34.
Access to Justice Bill: Legal Aid (HL Bill 67 1998/99)
Published Monday, March 22, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-33
Access to Justice Bill: Legal Aid (HL Bill 67 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/33.

Topics: Courts, Criminal law

Unemployment by constituency February 1999
Published Wednesday, March 17, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-31
Unemployment by constituency February 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/31.
Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (HL Bill 2)
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-29
Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (HL Bill 2). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/29.
Referendums: recent proposals
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-30
Referendums: recent proposals. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/30. (Replaces Research Paper 97/10).
The resignation of the European Commission
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-32
The resignation of the European Commission. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/32.
Trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas
Published Friday, March 12, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-28
The trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/28.

Topic: North America

Direct taxes: rates and allowances 1999-2000
Published Thursday, March 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-26
Direct taxes: rates and allowances 1999-2000.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/26
Defence employment 1996-97
Published Thursday, March 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-27
Defence Employment 1996-97. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/27. (Updates 97/134).
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Finances of Incapable Adults
Published Wednesday, March 10, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-25
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Finances of Incapable Adults. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/25.

Topic: Mental health

Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (Bill 13 of 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, March 2, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-24
Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (Bill 13 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/24.

Topic: Animals

Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, March 2, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-23
Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/23.

Topic: Countryside

Economic Indicators
Published Monday, March 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-22
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/22.

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