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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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The UK biobank, July 2002
Published Monday, July 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-180
This POSTnote describes the background to the UK Biobank, and examines issues raised such as consent, confidentiality, ownership and oversight.
Broadband internet access, July 2002
Published Monday, July 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-181
This POSTnote outlines how broadband internet access can be received, examines international comparisons and considers options to encourage take-up and coverage.
Modernisation of the House of Commons: sitting hours
Published Thursday, June 27, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-41
Modernisation of the House of Commons: sitting hours. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/41.
Cross border shopping and smuggling
Published Friday, June 21, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-40
Cross border shopping and smuggling. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/40.

Topic: Taxation

Unemployment by Constituency May 2002
Published Friday, June 14, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-39
Unemployment by Constituency May 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/39.
Parliament and Religious Disabilities
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers SN01493
This Note examines the history of religious disabilities (as applied against Roman Catholics, nonconformists, and non-Christian religions) as they affected Ministers of the Crown and Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, together with the current situation relating to them.
Third Party Rights of Appeal in Planning
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-38
Third Party Rights of Appeal in Planning. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/38.
Gibraltars constitutional future
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-37
Gibraltars constitutional future. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/37.
Unemployment by Constituency April 2002
Published Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-36
Unemployment by Constituency April 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/36.
Departmental select committees
Published Friday, May 10, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-35
Departmental select committees. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/35. This paper has been superseded by Research Paper 09/55
Local elections of 2 May 2002
Published Thursday, May 9, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-33
Local elections in England: 2 May 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/33.
Waste incineration
Published Thursday, May 9, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-34
Waste incineration. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/34.
National Insurance Contributions Bill (Bill 130 of 2001/02)
Published Wednesday, May 8, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-32
The National Insurance Contributions Bill. Bill 130 of 2001/02. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/32.
Securing our future health.
Published Friday, May 3, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-30
NHS Funding and reform: the Wanless Report. Bill 19 of 2001/02. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/30.
Police Reform Bill:House of Lords Amendments (Bill 127 of 2001-02)
Published Friday, May 3, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-31
Police Reform Bill:House of Lords Amendments (Bill 127 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/31

Topic: Police

Economic indicators
Published Wednesday, May 1, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-29
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Steel-the new transatlantic trade conflict). House of Commons Research Paper 02/29.
Access to water in developing countries, May 2002
Published Wednesday, May 1, 2002 | POSTnotes POST-PN-178
This POSTnote outlines the technological, social, economic and political issues influencing sustainable water use and examines the UK's role in helping to increase developing countries' capacity in this area.
Nationality Immigration and Asylum Bill (Bill 119 of 2001/02)
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-26
The Nationality Immigration and Asylum Bill: immigration and asylum. Bill 119 of 2001/02. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/26.
Direct taxes: rates and allowances 2002-03
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-27
Direct taxes: rates and allowances 2002-03. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/27.

Topic: Taxation

Queen and country fifty years on: facts and figures for the Golden Jubilee 2002.
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2002 | Commons Briefing papers RP02-28
Queen and Country Fifty Years On: facts and figures for the Golden Jubilee 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/28.

Topic: Crown

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