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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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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

Unemployment by Constituency June 1999
Published Wednesday, July 14, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-71
Unemployment by Constituency June 1999.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/71
Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, July 1, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-69
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/69
Marine science and technology
Published Thursday, July 1, 1999 | POSTnotes POST-PN-128
Marine science and technology. POST Report 128. POST. 1999.
The August Solar Eclipse
Published Wednesday, June 30, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-70
The August Solar Eclipse.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/70
Burden of taxation
Published Friday, June 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-67
The burden of taxation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/67. (Replaces RP 97/50).
Financial Services and Markets Bill (Bill 121 1998/99)
Published Thursday, June 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-68
Financial Services and Markets Bill. (Bill 121 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/68.
European Parliament Elections June 1999
Published Monday, June 21, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-64
Elections to the European Parliament - June 1999. House of Commons Research Paper 99/64.
Food Standards Bill (Bill 117 1998/99)
Published Friday, June 18, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-65
The Food Standards Bill. (Bill 117 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/65.

Topic: Food

Kosovo: KFOR and Reconstruction
Published Friday, June 18, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-66
Kosovo: KFOR and reconstruction. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/66
By-elections since the 1997 general election
Published Thursday, June 17, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-63
By-elections since the 1997 general election. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/63. (Replaced by Research Paper 99/78).
Freedom of information: the continuing debate
Published Wednesday, June 16, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-61
Freedom of information: the continuing debate. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/61.

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