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Scotland in the United Kingdom: An Enduring Settlement

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397560/Scotland_Settlement_print_ready.pdf

Draft policy paper which describes additional powers to be devolved to Scotland by the British government following the September 2014 vote of the people of Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8990

 

Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-2.pdf

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.

 

The Implications of Devolution for England

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/387598/implications_of_devolution_for_england_accessible.pdf

Covers what powers have been devolved to date, options for further devolution and decentralization , and the impact of devolution on Parliament.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8969

 

Parity of Esteem for Mental Health

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-485.pdf

Outlines the history of efforts to achieve a balance between mental and physical health in care standards and public attitudes, the current ways in which parity is defined and measured, and the effort to achieve an ideal.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Value Based Assessment of Drugs

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-487.pdf

Briefing for Parliamentarians on proposals to change the current assessment methods by which the British National Health Service bases the pricing of prescription drugs on their therapeutic benefits.   From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crisis for the Health and Wealth of Nations

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical

http://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/AMR%20Review%20Paper%20-%20Tackling%20a%20crisis%20for%20the%20health%20and%20wealth%20of%20nations_1.pdf

First report of a team appointed by the British Prime Minister.  Describes the potential impact on the world of antimicrobial resistance, the economic cost of drug-resistant infections, and the health implications.  From the Review on Antimicrobial Resistant

 

Modern Slavery Strategy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381737/ModernSlaveryStrategy.pdf

Sets out the British government’s strategy for combatting modern slavery as an important component of international crime.  From the Home Office

 

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

 

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