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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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Sustainable development and the 2002 World Summit
Published Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-55
Sustainable development and the 2002 World Summit. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/55.
Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001:Disclosure of information
Published Friday, October 4, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-54
Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001:Disclosure of Information . House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/54.
Electronic privacy, October 2002
Published Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-183
This POSTnote examines the potential for commercial organisations and the public sector to infringe the privacy of digital communications, how the law can protect such communications and the implications for Government policy.
Caesarean sections, October 2002
Published Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-184
This POSTnote examines reasons for the increase in the caesarean section (CS) rate and implications for health policy.
Copyright and the internet, October 2002
Published Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-185
This POSTnote examines the technological, legal, and enforcement issues as the UK faces the December 2002 deadline implementing the recent EC Directive addressing the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) on the internet.
Prospects for a hydrogen economy, October 2002
Published Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-186
This POSTnote outlines the basis of interest in hydrogen and examines technologies for its production, handling and use. Policy issues surrounding technology and market development of hydrogen are also considered.
Iraq: the debate on policy options
Published Friday, September 20, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-53
Iraq: the debate on policy options. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/53.
Detention of suspected international terrorists - part 4 of the Anti-terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001
Published Friday, September 13, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-52

Topic: Terrorism

Unemployment by Constituency August 2002
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-51
Unemployment by Constituency August 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/51.
Peer review, September 2002
Published Sunday, September 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-182
This POSTnote describes how peer review operates, provides an overview of its strengths and weaknesses, and considers what improvements might exist.
Regional development agencies (RDAs)
Published Thursday, August 22, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-50
Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/50.
Unemployment by Constituency July 2002
Published Thursday, August 15, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-49
Unemployment by Constituency July 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/49.
Defence Statistics - July 2002
Published Friday, July 19, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-48
Defence Statistics - July 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/48.
Mobile Telephones (Re-Programming) Bill (Bill 177 2001/02)
Published Thursday, July 18, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-47
Mobile Telephones (Re-Programming) Bill (HL) (Bill 177 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/47.
Unemployment by Constituency June 2002
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-46
Unemployment by Constituency June 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/46.
The euro-zone: the early years and UK convergence
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-45
The euro-zone: the early years and UK convergence. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/45.
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2001
Published Thursday, July 11, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-44
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2001. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/44. To see an updated version of this paper go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP12-31/inflation-the-value-of-the-pound-17502011
Burden of Taxation
Published Tuesday, July 9, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-43
The burden of taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/43.
Economic indicators
Published Monday, July 1, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-42
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Housing market overheating). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/42.
Nuclear terrorism, July 2002
Published Monday, July 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-179
This POSTnote outlines possible forms of nuclear terrorism attack such as: Detonation of a nuclear weapon; attacks involving radioactive materials and attacks on nuclear facilities. Legislation addressing these risks and the UK’s strategy for coping with them are also considered.

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