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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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Women's Mental Health
Published Monday, September 30, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0213
On 3 October 2019, there will be a debate on a motion relating to women's mental health in the House of Commons chamber.
United Nations Day: The UK and the UN
Published Monday, September 30, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0123
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on United Nations Day which takes place on 24 October 2019.
Sanctions policy and implementation
Published Monday, September 30, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0218
A Westminster Hall general debate on the ‘Sanctions policy and implementation’ has been scheduled for Thursday 3 October 2019. This Backbench Business Committee debate will be led by Tom Tugendhat MP.
International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs
Published Monday, September 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7976
This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.
The end of 'no fault' section 21 evictions
Published Friday, September 27, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8658
This paper provides background on the use of section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 to evict assured shorthold tenants on a 'no-fault' basis. The Government is consulting on its abolition; the paper considers the implications for landlords and tenants and early reactions to the Government's proposals.
UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union
Published Friday, September 27, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0122
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 2 October 2019. The briefing summarises key Brexit-related events since June 2016, outlines the positions of the main political parties, and provides suggestions for further reading.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, September 27, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02817
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
Social Care Funding (2019)
Published Friday, September 27, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0214
On Tuesday 1 October, there will be a Westminster Hall debate at 2.30 on Social Care Funding.
British citizenship by naturalisation
Published Friday, September 27, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8580
This briefing explores the process for adults to become British citizens by naturalisation under the British Nationality Act 1981. The briefing considers the current requirements for naturalisation and provides some historical context. It addresses the requirements for naturalisation including the good character requirement and the requirement to show knowledge of language and life in the UK. It also address naturalisation fees over the past decade.

Topic: Nationality

Economic Indicators, August 2019
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8669
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
State Pension - deductions for contracting-out
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02674
This note looks at the interaction between contracted-out pensions and the state pension

Topic: Pensions

Trophy Hunting
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7908
There is ongoing debate about trophy hunting, its contribution to wildlife conservation and links to wildlife trafficking. Those opposed to trophy hunting are calling for a ban on imports of hunting trophies into the UK.
Brexit and Pet Travel
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8667
The rules for pet travel will change once the UK leaves the EU. In the case of a no deal Brexit there will be more stringent requirements for pet owners travelling to and from the EU.
Managing Offenders: A New Model of Probation
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0101
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 3 October 2019 on the motion moved by Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench) “that this House takes note of the case for reforming the management and treatment of offenders in prison and the community”.
Police stop and search powers
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03878
This Briefing Paper describes the police stop and search powers and outlines a recent history of their reform. It also discusses the available evidence on the effectiveness of stop and search.
Human Rights and Trade Deals
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0117
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 3 October 2019. Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench) is to move that “this House takes note of the case for ensuring that human rights are respected in any future trade deals with other countries”.
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0107
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill on 30 September 2019.
Statistics on UK trade with China
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7379
China is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-China trade.
Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7960
This paper provides a timeline of the major events leading up to the EU referendum and subsequent dates of note, looking ahead to expected events as the UK and EU negotiate the UK's exit.
Women in Parliament and Government
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN01250
This briefing includes latest figures on the proportion of women in Parliament and elected bodies across the UK and throughout the world.

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