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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

Information on the background, negotiation process, and controversial points of the proposed European Union-U.S. free trade agreement. House of Commons Briefing Paper 06688


Deep-Sea Mining

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

Describes the mineral deposit types being considered by British planners, proposed extraction methods, potential environmental effects, mitigation options, and the legal framework governing such activity in international waters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114


Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805


Poverty in the UK: Statistics

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Information on the levels and rates of poverty in the United Kingdom, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7096


The 100,000 Genomes Project

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Provides an introduction to genomic medicine and an overview of the aims, structure, and major challenges of the British 100,000 Genomes Project. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Herbicide Resistance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Great Britain,Science/Technology

Resistance to the use of herbicides has the potential to reduce crop yields.  The UK government commitment to increase crop yields will require the development of alternative crop protection methods.  This note outlines the challenges of herbicide resistance and possible approaches to alternative weed-control strategies.   From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Membership of UK Political Parties

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

Covers trends in party membership in Britain and social characteristics of party members and supporters.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper SN05125


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