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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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    Topics: Research material can be filtered by subject using the topic terms. The topics are arranged in a taxonomy (a hierarchical classification) and can be further filtered using sub-topics.

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Agriculture Bill 2019-20
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8702
The Agriculture Bill 2019-20 was given its First Reading on 16 January and Second Reading on 3 February 2020. The first Public Bill Committee session is on 11 February 2020.
Children: parental responsibility - how it's gained and lost, and restrictions (England and Wales)
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8760
This House of Commons Library briefing note concerns parental responsibility as a legal concept as set out in the Children Act 1989 as amended. A link to the full report in pdf format can be found at the bottom of this page.
Households in temporary accommodation (England)
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN02110
This briefing paper provides background information on the increase in the number of homeless households placed in temporary accommodation by English local authorities and outlines various initiatives and issues associated with the increased use of temporary accommodation. The most recent statistics were published in December 2019 and cover the period April to June 2019.
Local Growth Deals
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN07120
This note looks at the creation of the Single Local Growth Fund and the process of allocating Growth Deal funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Local Government Finance Settlement 2020-21
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8818
This briefing summarises and analyses the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2020-21, set to be debated in the House on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
Local Government air quality responsibilities
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8804
This House of Commons Library briefing describes local authorities' responsibilities to safeguard or improve air quality in their areas.
Standing at football
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN03937
This Library paper looks at what's been said on introducing "safe standing" at football grounds in the English Premier League and Championship.
National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-20
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8819
The National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-20 was introduced by Paula Barker MP following the Private Members' Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020 and the Bill's second reading is due on 26 June 2020.

Topic: Pay

Migration and Scotland
Published Monday, February 10, 2020 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2020-0030
An Opposition half-day debate on Migration and Scotland, in the name of Ian Blackford MP, has been scheduled to be held in the Chamber on Tuesday 11 February.
Q&A: solar panels
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8090
This Commons briefing paper attempts to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about solar panels.

Topics: Consumers, Energy

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP): Leaders and officials since 1971
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8324
This note lists DUP leaders and officials since 1971.
Insecure work: the Taylor Review and the Good Work Plan
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8817
This Commons briefing paper tracks the recommendations made in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and the Government's response in the Good Work Plan.

Topics: Employment, Pay

Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2020/21
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2020-0025
This debate pack has been compiled ahead of the Motion to approve the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2020/21 on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

Topic: Police

Commons Opposition Day debates since 1992
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN06315
This List notes opposition day debates in the House of Commons since 1917. Opposition day debates under previous administrations are listed in the spreadsheet which is uploaded as a supporting document. The five tables cover:
War widows' pensions
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN00568
Looks at the change in the rules to allow all people in receipt of a War Widow(er)s' Pension in April 2015 to keep it for life (regardless of remarriage or cohabitation) and at the campaign for reinstatement of pensions already surrendered
Exchange rates: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN02811
Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.
Household Debt: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN02885
Household debt: Data on the latest household debt statistics, including net lending, mortgage interest rates and insolvencies.
Policing in the UK
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8582
This briefing discusses the key legislation for the governance of police services, how police forces work, including when they work together, how they organise their staff and how they are overseen.

Topic: Police

Effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2020-0024
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 on the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy . The debate will be opened by Richard Graham MP.
MPs related to other current or former Members
Published Friday, February 7, 2020 | Commons Briefing papers SN04809
List of MPs in the 2017 Parliament who are related to current or former Members of the House of Commons.

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