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Herbicide Resistance

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

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0501#fullreport

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

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN05125#fullreport

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

 

NATO’s Military Response to Russia

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,NATO,Russia

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7276#fullreport

Explains the main details of the Readiness Action Plan adopted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in response to the 2014 Russia-Ukraine crisis and the military contribution of the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 07276

 

Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Labor/Employment

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/443897/Productivity_Plan_print.pdf

Plan of the conservative government to improve the British economy by raising productivity levels to those of the U.S.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm9098

 

Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities

Categories: Great Britain,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LIF-2015-0025/LIF-2015-0025.pdf

Describes the background and provisions of the deal which commits Iran to reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium and limiting further enrichment activities in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the House of Lords Library

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Trends in Political Participation

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0498#fullreport

Discusses trends in political participation in the United Kingdom, how new forms such as online activism are replacing older forms such as party membership, and how UK institutions are responding.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

General Practice in England

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7194/CBP-7194.pdf

An introduction to the way the British National Health Service provides medical care to citizens.  Also provides information on the financial pressures and increases in demand facing general practitioners as well as data on numbers, expenditures, and earnings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper.

 

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