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Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
10.08.2010Australian election 2010
A general election has been called for 21 August 2010. This note gives background, and looks at the fall of Kevin Rudd and the campaign.
15.01.2010Sources of International Social Statistics
International sources of social statistics. By Kathryn Keith. SN/SG/3140.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
12.05.2016Queen's Speech 2016 Day 2: Foreign and European Affairs, International Development and Defence
The House of Lords is due to debate the Queen's Speech over four days between 19 and 25 May 2016. This briefing is one of four prepared by the House of Lords Library to cover the themes of each day of debate.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
06.02.2012NEW ZEALAND WAITANGI DAY 2012
That this House is proud to join the people of New Zealand in celebrating Waitangi Day, their national day, on 6 February, which in 2012 coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of Her ...
26.01.2012AUSTRALIA DAY 2012
That this House is proud to join the people of Australia in celebrating the 26 January to mark Australia's National Day, commemorating the anniversary of the day on which Captain Arthur ...
13.07.2011TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS' FESTIVAL
That this House looks forward to the TUC Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival on 15 to 17 July 2011; is shocked to learn that Maureen Lum, a grandmother and trade unionist from Australia, has ...
27.04.2011ANZAC DAY 2011
That this House remembers the heroic campaign that followed the landings of allied forces at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915; joins with all Australians and New Zealanders in ...
28.02.2011EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
That this House expresses deep sympathy to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand at this sad time following the devastating loss of life and destruction to their city resulting from ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) 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.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - 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
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - 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.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses