This list sets out the topic areas identified of possible parliamentary interest under the 9 different category headings (Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry, Crime, Defence, Education and Skills, Energy, Environment, Health, ICT and Robotics and Transport and Infrastructure).Jump to full report >>
Where relevant this list will inform the deliberations of the POST Board on POST's future work programme until it is updated or replaced by future horizon scanning activities. This list of issues was initially identified from academic papers and grey literature as having an impact on public policy, and then peer reviewed to focus on those topic areas of most interest, and then narrowed to those considered to be the highest priority through a workshop with parliamentary staff.
POSTbriefs are based on mini literature reviews and are externally peer reviewed. POST would like to thank peer reviewers for kindly giving up their time during the preparation of this briefing, including:
Authors: Jonathan Wentworth; Peter Border; Sarah Bunn; Lydia Harriss; Kenny Caroline; Jack Miller; Zia Saleh
Topics: Agriculture, Aviation, Climate change, Crime, Defence equipment and procurement, Defence policy, Diseases, Energy, Environmental protection, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Information technology, Medicine, Pollution, Railways, Research and innovation, Roads, Schools
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