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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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Employment of Children Bill 1997/98
Published Tuesday, February 3, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-18
Employment of Children Bill (Bill 13 1997/98). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/18.

Topic: Employment

Economic indicators
Published Tuesday, February 3, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-17
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/17.
Regulated energy utilities
Published Monday, February 2, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-19
Regulated energy utilities. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/19.

Topic: Energy

Electronic government
Published Sunday, February 1, 1998 | POSTnotes POST-PN-110
Electronic government: information technologies and the citizen. By Peter Hirst and Michael Norton. POST. 1998. (Document can also accessed via the Internet at http://www.parliament.uk/post/egov.htm)
Chemical and biological weapons;POST note,111
Published Sunday, February 1, 1998 | POSTnotes POST-PN-111
Chemical and biological weapons. POST note 111. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 1998.
Traffic congestion (including the Road Traffic (United Kingdom Targets) Bill 1997/98)
Published Wednesday, January 28, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-16
Traffic congestion (including the Road Traffic Reduction (United Kingdom Targets) Bill) (Bill 11 1997/98). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/16.

Topics: Buses, Cycling, Roads

The NHS White Papers
Published Monday, January 26, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-15
The NHS White Papers. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/15.
Private Hire Vehicles (London) Bill 1997/98
Published Tuesday, January 20, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-14
Private Hire Vehicles (London) Bill (Bill 10 1997/98). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/14.
Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Bill (HL) 1997/98
Published Friday, January 16, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-13
Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Bill (HL) (Bill 110 1997/98). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/13.

Topic: Employment

Animal Welfare
Published Thursday, January 15, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-12
Animal welfare. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/12.
Unemployment by constituency December 1997
Published Wednesday, January 14, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-10
Unemployment by constituency December 1997. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/10
Regional Government in England
Published Tuesday, January 13, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-9
Regional government in England. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/9.
Public processions in Northern Ireland
Published Tuesday, January 13, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-11
Public processions in Northern Ireland. House of Commons Research Paper 98/11.
The Barnett formula
Published Monday, January 12, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-8
The Barnett formula. House of Commons Research Paper 98/8.
Regional Development Agencies Bill 1997/98
Published Friday, January 9, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-7
Regional Development Agencies Bill (Bill 100 1997/98). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/7.
The Scotland Bill 1997/98: tax-varying powers;Scotland Parliament White Paper
Published Thursday, January 8, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-4
The Scotland Bill (Bill 104 1997/98): tax-varying powers. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/4.
The Scotland Bill 1997/98: some constitutional and representational aspects
Published Wednesday, January 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-3
The Scotland Bill (Bill 104 1997/98):some constitutional and representational aspects. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/3 (Replaces RP 95/95 on West Lothian question).
The Scotland Bill 1997/98: devolution and Scotlands Parliament;Scotlands Parliament White Paper
Published Wednesday, January 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-1
The Scotland Bill (Bill 104 1997/98): devolution and Scotland's Parliament. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/1.
The Scotland Bill 1997/98: the Scottish Parliament and local government
Published Wednesday, January 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-5
The Scotland Bill (Bill 104 1997/98): the Scottish Parliament and local government House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/5.
The Scotland Bill 1997/98
Published Wednesday, January 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-2
The Scotland Bill (Bill 104 1997/98): some operational aspects of Scottish devolution. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/2.

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