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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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Prorogation of Parliament
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8589
This briefing paper explains what it means to "prorogue" Parliament, under what authority it is done, and what its consequences are. It also provides historical and international context for prorogation, and explains its relevance to the Brexit process.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, May 2019
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8587
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
Youth unemployment statistics
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05871
This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.

Topic: Unemployment

Inequality and Social Mobility
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0146
On 12 June 2019 there will be a Opposition Day debate on Inequality and Social Mobility. This debate will take place in the main chamber.
Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0072
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Wild Animals in Circuses (No 2) Bill, scheduled to take place on 19 June 2019.
Discrimination in sport
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0143
There will be an Opposition Day debate on discrimination in sport on 12 June 2019.
Domestic abuse and homelessness
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0139
A Westminster Hall debate on the subject of 'domestic abuse and homelessness' has been scheduled for 9.30am on 12 June 2019. The debate has been initiated by Neil Coyle MP.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05206
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Child maintenance: draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (GB)
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8588
This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, which are due to be considered on the Floor of the House on 11 June 2019.

Topic: Child support

Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02787
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.
General Debate on Social Housing
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0144
On 13 June 2019 there will be a general debate on social housing. This debate will take place in the main chamber.
Housebuilding targets
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0147
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019 on housebuilding targets. The debate will be opened by Anne Marie Morris MP.
Women Members of Parliament: Background Paper
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06652
This briefing paper provides a list of all the women who have ever been elected to the House of Commons.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments
What next for planning in England? The National Planning Policy Framework
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8260
The National Planning Policy Framework sets the direction for planning in England. Following a consultation, it has been revised, to reflect more than 80 reforms previously announced by the Government in the Housing White Paper and in its consultation on planning for the right homes in the right places.
Investigation of Former Armed Forces Personnel Who Served in Northern Ireland
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8352
The investigation of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles” is currently receiving a significant amount of media and parliamentary attention as a result of several ongoing court cases. It is, however, the result of a process which began over a decade ago.
Social Mobility and Treasury reform
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0142
A Westminster Hall debate on the subject of "Social Mobility and Treasury Reform has been scheduled for 9.30am on 11 June 2019. The debate has been initiated by Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.
Restricting pension tax relief
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05901
Looks at the annual allowance and lifetime allowance - which limit the amount that can be saved tax-free in a pension - and the reductions in those allowance since 2010

Topics: Pensions, Taxation

Access to Orkambi and other drugs for people with cystic fibrosis
Published Friday, June 7, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0145
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on 10 June 2019 on access to Orkambi and other drugs for people with cystic fibrosis. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Petitions Committee in relation to an e-petition.

Topics: Diseases, Medicine

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