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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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Ten years after Chernobyl
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-31
Ten years after Chernobyl. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/31.
Economic and monetary union
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-33
Economic and monetary union. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/33. (Updated previous Library papers).
Patents research and technology;POST report summary,76
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-76
Patents, research and technology: compatibilities and conflicts. POST report summary 76. POST. 1996.
Counterfeit banknotes;POST note,77
Published Friday, March 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-77
This POSTnote analyses the extent of counterfeit currency in the UK and the policy issues raised. Counterfeit banknotes. POST note 77. POST. 1996.
Radioactive waste
Published Thursday, February 29, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-30
Radioactive waste: some topical issues. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/30.
Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill (HL) 1995/96
Published Friday, February 23, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-29
Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill (HL) 1995/96. House of Commons Research Paper 96/29.
Public interest immunity
Published Thursday, February 22, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-25
Public interest immunity. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/25.
Individual Responsibility of Ministers
Published Wednesday, February 21, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-27
The individual responsibility of Ministers: outline of the issues. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/27.
Germany and France - moving together
Published Tuesday, February 20, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-28
Germany and France - moving together ?. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/28
Public Interest Disclosure Bill 1995/96
Published Monday, February 19, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-26
Public Interest Disclosure Bill. (Bill 20 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/26.
Unemployment by constituency: January 1996
Published Wednesday, February 14, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-24
Unemployment by constituency: January 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/24.
Noise Bill 1995/96
Published Tuesday, February 13, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-23
Noise Bill. (Bill 19 1995/96). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/23.
Forms of Investigatory Inquiry and the Scott Inquiry
Published Friday, February 9, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-22
Forms of investigatory inquiry and the Scott Inquiry. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/22. (Part of the Paper updates and replaces Research Note 80 of 1982).
Economic indicators: February 1996
Published Thursday, February 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-17
Economic indicators: February 1996. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/17.
The value of the pound since 1750
Published Thursday, February 1, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-18
The value of the pound since 1750. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/18. (Replaces Research Paper 94/64).
Research institutes and prior options;POST note,74
Published Thursday, February 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-74
Research institutes and prior options. POST note 74. POST. 1996.
Sea Empress oil spill;POST note 75.
Published Thursday, February 1, 1996 | POSTnotes POST-PN-75
The Sea Empress oil spill. POST Note 75. POST. 1996.
Pyramid selling and similar trading schemes
Published Wednesday, January 31, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-20
Pyramid selling and similar trading schemes. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/20.
Employment (Upper Age Limits in Advertisements) Bill House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/19
Published Wednesday, January 31, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-19
Employment (Upper Age Limits in Advertisements) Bill House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/19.
The Scott Inquiry: Approaching Publication
Published Thursday, January 25, 1996 | Commons Briefing papers RP96-16
The Scott Inquiry: Approaching Publication. House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/16.

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