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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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Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (HL Bill 2)
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-29
Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (HL Bill 2). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/29.
Referendums: recent proposals
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-30
Referendums: recent proposals. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/30. (Replaces Research Paper 97/10).
The resignation of the European Commission
Published Tuesday, March 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-32
The resignation of the European Commission. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/32.
Trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas
Published Friday, March 12, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-28
The trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/28.

Topic: North America

Direct taxes: rates and allowances 1999-2000
Published Thursday, March 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-26
Direct taxes: rates and allowances 1999-2000.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/26
Defence employment 1996-97
Published Thursday, March 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-27
Defence Employment 1996-97. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/27. (Updates 97/134).
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Finances of Incapable Adults
Published Wednesday, March 10, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-25
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Finances of Incapable Adults. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/25.

Topic: Mental health

Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (Bill 13 of 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, March 2, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-24
Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (Bill 13 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/24.

Topic: Animals

Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99)
Published Tuesday, March 2, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-23
Right to Roam Bill (Bill 16 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/23.

Topic: Countryside

Economic Indicators
Published Monday, March 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-22
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/22.
Non-food crops;POST note,125
Published Monday, March 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-125
Non-crop foods. POST note 125. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 1999. (Also available on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/post/home.htm)
Cystic Fibrosis, March 1999
Published Monday, March 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-124
This briefing summarises recent developments in understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, and examines the issues that arise.
Protection of Children Bill (Bill 12 of 1998/99)
Published Thursday, February 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-21
Protection of Children Bill (Bill 12 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/21.
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-1998
Published Tuesday, February 23, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-20
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-1998. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/20. (Replaces Research Paper 97/76). 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
National Minimum Wage
Published Friday, February 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-18
National Minimum Wage. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/18

Topic: Pay

Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Bill 44 of 1998/99)
Published Friday, February 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-19
Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Bill 44 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/19.
Immigration and Asylum
Published Friday, February 19, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-16
Immigration and Asylum. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/16.

Topics: Asylum, Immigration

The Monetary Policy Committee: theory and performance
Published Thursday, February 18, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-17
The Monetary Policy Committee: theory and performance. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/17
Unemployment by constituency January 1999
Published Wednesday, February 17, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-15
Unemployment by constituency January 1999. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/15.
The Asian Economic Crisis
Published Thursday, February 11, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-14
The Asian Economic Crisis. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/14.

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