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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.
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Family leave
Published Thursday, November 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-89
Family leave. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/89.

Topic: Employment

House of Lords Bill - Lords amendments (Bill 156 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, November 9, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-88
The House of Lords Bill - Lords amendments (Bill 156 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/88.
The prospects for Russia
Published Monday, November 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-87
The prospects for Russia. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/87.
Economic Indicators
Published Monday, November 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-86
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/86
The Sun and Space Weather, November 1999
Published Monday, November 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-130
Last August’s total eclipse of the Sun focussed popular attention on solar science . Beyond this transient spectacle, the increasing use of near-Earth space by satellites provides a strong economic incentive for greater knowledge of Sun-Earth interactions. The disruptions these can cause on Earth, could well increase as the next maximum in solar activity approaches.
Procedural Consequences of Devolution
Published Wednesday, October 20, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-85
The procedural consequences of devolution. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/85.

Topic: Devolution

Devolution and Concordats
Published Tuesday, October 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-84
Devolution and concordats. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/84.

Topic: Devolution

Unemployment by Constituency September 1999
Published Wednesday, October 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-83
Unemployment by Constituency September 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/83.
Asbestos
Published Tuesday, October 5, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-81
Asbestos. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/81.
By-elections since the 1997 general election
Published Friday, September 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-82
By-elections since the 1997 general election. House of Commons Research Paper 99/82. (Updates and replaces Research Paper 99/78).
Railway Organisations
Published Monday, September 20, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-80
Railway Organisations. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/80. (Updates RP 97/72)

Topic: Railways

Unemployment by Constituency August 1999
Published Wednesday, September 15, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-79
Unemployment by Constituency August 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/79.
By-elections since the 1997 general election
Published Thursday, September 9, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-78
By-elections since the 1997 general election. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/78. (Replaces Research Paper 99/63, Updated by RP 99/82).
Military Use of Satellite Imagery, September 1999
Published Wednesday, September 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-129
Technological developments are continually improving the resolution of remote sensing from planes and satellites. Such techniques can provide 24-hour global surveillance in all weathers and are thus of crucial importance to national defence and military operations. But despite all the high technology, human operators remain of paramount importance in interpreting the data. This briefing note reviews the technical challenges and other issues facing the UK in maintaining this military ‘high ground’.
British farming and reform of the common agriculture policy
Published Friday, August 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-77
British farming and reform of the common agriculture policy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/77.
Economic and Monetary Union: the first six months
Published Thursday, August 12, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-75
Economic and Monetary Union: the first six months. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/75.
Unemployment by Constituency July 1999
Published Wednesday, August 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-76
Unemployment by Constituency July 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/76.
The National Lottery
Published Tuesday, July 27, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-73
The National Lottery. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/73. (Updates RP 98/98)
Duty Free Shopping
Published Thursday, July 22, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-74
Duty free shopping. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/74.
Railways Bill (Bill 133 1998/99)
Published Thursday, July 15, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-72
Railways Bill. (Bill 133 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/72.

Topic: Railways

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