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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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Criminal Justice Bill (Bill 8 2002/03)
Published Monday, December 2, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-72
Criminal Justice Bill (Bill 8 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/72.

Topic: Criminal law

Economic indicators
Published Sunday, December 1, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-70
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Public expenditure). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/70.
Access to sanitation in developing countries, December 2002
Published Sunday, December 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-190
This POSTnote outlines the scale of the challenge and reasons for improving access to sanitation. It also examines the technical, economic, social, and institutional issues that will be faced in delivering the target, and the UK’s contribution towards that end.
Access to energy in developing countries, December 2002
Published Sunday, December 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-191
This POSTnote outlines the current scale of energy needs in developing countries, the issues associated with meeting these needs and the role of the UK in adopting a new perspective.
Broadcasting and the Communications Bill (Bill 6 2002/03)
Published Friday, November 29, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-69
Broadcasting and The Communications Bill (Bill 6 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/69.

Topic: Broadcasting

Media Ownership and the Communications Bill (Bill 6 2002/03)
Published Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-68
Media ownership and the Communications Bill (Bill 6 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/68.

Topic: Competition

Telecommunications and the Communications Bill (Bill 6 2002/03)
Published Tuesday, November 26, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-67
Telecommunications and The Communications Bill (Bill 6 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/67.
Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Bill (Bill 4 2002/03)
Published Friday, November 22, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-66
The Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Bill. (Bill 4 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/66.
Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill 2002/03 (Bill 3 2002/03)
Published Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-62
Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill. (Bill 3 of 2002/03) .House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/62.
Communications Data:Access and Retention
Published Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-63
Communications Data:Access and Retention. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/63.
Agriculture Modulation and Environmental Policy
Published Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-65
Agriculture Modulation and Environmental Policy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/65.
Iraq and UN Security Council Resolution 1441
Published Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-64
Iraq and UN Security Council Resolution 1441. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/64.
Health (Wales) Bill (Bill 1 2002/03)
Published Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-61
The Health (Wales) Bill. (Bill 1 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/61.
Unemployment by Constituency October 2002
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-60
Unemployment by Constituency October 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/60.
Economic indicators
Published Friday, November 1, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-59
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the Stability and Growth Pact: the difficult years). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/59.
Intelligent transport, November 2002
Published Friday, November 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-187
This POSTnote describes current and future applications of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in road transport and discusses questions such as financing, management and safety which need attention if such schemes are to be implemented successfully.
Air quality in the UK, November 2002
Published Friday, November 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-188
This POSTnote explores the major steps contributing to improved air quality in the UK since the time of the Great Smog in London 50 years ago.
Public dialogue on science and technology, November 2002
Published Friday, November 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-189
This POSTnote updates POST’s previous work in this area (POST report 153, March 2001), focusing in particular on radioactive waste and GM crops.
Unemployment by Constituency September 2002
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-58
Unemployment by Constituency September 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/58.
Local government finance in England: replacing the standard spending assessment
Published Friday, October 11, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-56
Local government finance in England: replacing the standard spending assessment.

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