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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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Colombia peace progress
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0150
A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Colombia Peace Process’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 18 June 2019, from 4:30-5:30pm. The debate will be led by Jo Stevens MP.

Topic: Latin America

Protecting and Representing Future Generations in Policymaking
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0076
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 20 June 2019. Lord Bird (Crossbench) is to move that “this House takes note of the case for better protecting and representing the interests of future generations in policymaking”.
Regulation of hairdressers
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8592
This Commons briefing paper provides information on the current regulation of hairdressers in the UK.

Topic: Consumers

Debate on an e-petition relating to the identification of pets
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0153
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 17 June 2019 on an e-petition relating to the identification of pets. The subject for the debate has been chosen by the Petitions Committee and the debate will be opened by Martyn Day MP.
Teaching migration in the history curriculum
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0151
At 2.30 pm on 18 June 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate entitled "Teaching migration in the history curriculum".The debate will be led by Helen Hayes MP.
Incidence of Antisemitism Worldwide
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0075
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the forthcoming debate on the incidence of antisemitism worldwide.
EU State Aid rules and WTO Subsidies Agreement
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06775
As a member of the EU and of the WTO, the UK must follow a number of rules when providing assistance to businesses and industries. This note explains the rules around state aid and subsidies, their motivations and differences. It also looks at what might change after the UK leaves the EU.
Brexit: product standards and safety marking
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8583
This Commons briefing paper considers the UK’s conformity with product standards and safety marking in the lead up to Brexit.

Topic: Consumers

Global Gender Equality and Health
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0074
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the forthcoming debate on a motion moved by Baroness Sugg, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, on “the Women Deliver conference held in Vancouver on the 3–6 June 2019, and the role the UK plays internationally in promoting global gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights”.
Legislating for net zero
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8590
The Government has laid secondary legislation to introduce a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Making Parliament a more modern, family friendly and accessible workplace
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0148
A general debate on making Parliament a more modern, family friendly and accessible workplace will take place in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 13 June 2019.
The contribution of the Jewish Community to the UK
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0149
A general debate on the contribution of the Jewish Community to the UK.
Cadets
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Lords Briefing packs LBP-2019-0067
This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate on the Cadet Expansion Programme in schools; and what steps are being taken to encourage the growth of cadet units of all three services.
Carers
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7756
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information about the number of carers in the UK and the issues they face. It also explains the rights, benefits and support available to carers as well as current an previous Government policy on caring.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02797
Data on unemployment in the UK.
Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02796
A summary of the latest data on employment in the UK.
Higher education finance statistics
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05440
How has the balance and make-up of university income and expenditure changed over time, particularly since 2012?
Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06944
This Commons briefing paper provides a detailed overview of the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) procedure.

Topic: Insolvency

International Widows’ Day
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0073
On 19 June 2019, the House of Lords is scheduled to debate a motion moved by Lord Loomba (Crossbench) that asks “Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to empower widows in developing countries and to mark International Widows Day 2019.”. This briefing provides background information on International Widows’ Day and the issues facing widowed women around the world.

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