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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Privatisation

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-61.pdf

Examines the economic policy in Great Britain which transferred responsibility for an industry or the ownership of a company from the public to the private sector, primarily from the 1980s until the mid-1990s.  Provides a history, an analysis of the motives behind the policy, the different methods of privitisation, and data on trends since 1970.  House of Commons Research Paper 14/61

 

Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending June 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_380538.pdf

Reports on the incidence and types of crimes in England and Wales over the past year.  From the Office for National Statistics

 

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor: A Library of Congress Exhibition: November 6, 2014 – January 19, 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,History,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/magna-carta-muse-and-mentor/?loclr=bloglaw

Online site for the exhibit of the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress.  From the Library of Congress

 

Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-59.pdf

Proposed legislation in the British House of Commons that would introduce a new tax-free childcare scheme to support eligible parents with childcare costs.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/59

 

Better Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers’ Interests First

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364567/better-workplace-pensions-putting-savers-interests-first.pdf

 

Describes proposals to ensure safer pension plans for British workers’ retirements.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8929

 

The Parties’ Published Proposals on Further Devolution for Scotland

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363236/Command_paper.pdf

Describes the proposal for further transfer of powers to Scotland following the vote of September 18, 2014 in which Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8946.

 

GM Crops and Regulation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-482.pdf

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

State of the Nation 2014 Report

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Income/Poverty

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-nation-2014-report

Report on child poverty and social mobility in the countries of the United Kingdom.  Includes summary report, and State of the Nation Indicators 2014.  From the Social Mobility and  Child Poverty Commission of the Cabinet Office

 

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