The Commons Library and its research service

The House of Commons Library is an independent research and information unit. It provides impartial information for Members of Parliament of all parties and their staff. This service supports MPs in their work scrutinising Government, proposing legislation, and supporting constituents.

Research briefings

One of the main products the Commons Library produces is research briefings. These provide in-depth and impartial analysis of all major pieces of legislation. The briefings also cover areas of policy, frequently asked questions and topical issues.

These research briefings are published online and are available to MPs and the general public. You can also find the research briefings on the Commons Library website.

Business briefings

Find documents and reports relating to the business being held in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall. These include relevant Commons Library briefings, select committee reports and POST notes. Documents produced by government departments or other agencies may also be included.


Read research and analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on how leaving the EU will affect different policy areas in the UK

Commons Library website

Read all our impartial, in-depth research briefings on the Commons Library website.

We also publish Insights, providing need-to-know information on current issues. You can also use our interactive dashboards to find statistical data on constituencies and local areas.


The Commons Library research briefings are available to the public. If you wish to offer feedback, please contact: