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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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NATO: The Prague Summit and Beyond
Published Thursday, January 16, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-05
NATO: The Prague Summit and Beyond. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/05.

Topic: NATO

Golden Jubilee 2002
Published Monday, January 13, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers SN01435
This note sets out as a record the progress of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, and gives historical background.

Topic: Crown

Social indicators
Published Friday, January 10, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-03
Social indicators. (Includes articles on Firearm Crime Statistics, Internet Access Statistics and Sources of Media Statistics). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/03.
Current Issues in Football
Published Tuesday, January 7, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-02
Current Issues in Football. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/02.
Local Government Bill (Bill 9 of 2002/03)
Published Monday, January 6, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-01
Local Government Bill. (Bill 9 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/01.
Food Poisoning, January 2003
Published Wednesday, January 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-193
This briefing describes the trends in foodborne disease in the UK and examines options for meeting the Government target to reduce it by 20% between 2001 and 2006.
Nuclear Fusion, January 2003
Published Wednesday, January 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-192
There is growing interest in using nuclear fusion for generating electricity in the future. The fuel it would use is abundant and it produces no greenhouse gases. Questions remain over issues such as the economic viability and environmental impact of fusion power and the timescales for its commercialisation.
Modernisation of the House of Commons: Changes agreed on 29 October 2002
Published Friday, December 20, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers SN02014
Modernisation of the House of Commons: Changes agreed on 29 October 2002. By Chris Sear. SN/PC/2014.
Unemployment by Constituency November 2002
Published Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-83
Unemployment by Constituency November 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/83.
Hunting Bill (Bill 10 of 2002/03)
Published Friday, December 13, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-82
Hunting Bill. (Bill 10 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/82.
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (Bill 12 2002/03)
Published Thursday, December 12, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-81
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill ( Bill 12 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/81.
Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 the draft Mental Health Bill
Published Wednesday, December 11, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-80
Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983: the draft Mental Health Bill. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/80.

Topic: Mental health

Extradition Bill (Bill 2 2002/03)
Published Friday, December 6, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-79
The Extradition Bill. (Bill 2 of 2002/03). House of Commons Research Paper 02/79.
National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill (HL) (HL Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Wednesday, December 4, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-77
National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill (HL) (HL Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/77.

Topic: Pay

European Parliament (Representation) Bill (HL 7 2002/03)
Published Wednesday, December 4, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-78
European Parliament (Representation) Bill ( Bill 7 of 2002/03).House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/78.
Criminal Justice Bill:Sentencing (Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-76
Criminal Justice Bill:Sentencing (Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/76.
Criminal Justice Bill:Disclosure and Evidence (Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-75
Criminal Justice Bill:Disclosure and Evidence (Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/75.

Topic: Criminal law

Local Government Bill:Housing Finance Clauses (Bill 9 2002 /03)
Published Monday, December 2, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-71
Local Government Bill:Housing Finance Clauses. (Bill 9 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/71.
Criminal Justice Bill:Double Jeopardy and Prosecution Appeals (Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Monday, December 2, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-74
Criminal Justice Bill:Double Jeopardy and Prosecution Appeals (Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/74.

Topic: Criminal law

Criminal Justice Bill:Juries and Mode of Trial (Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Monday, December 2, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-73
Criminal Justice Bill:Juries and Mode of Trial (Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/73.

Topic: Criminal law

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