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Referendum Campaign Literature

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7678/CBP-7678.pdf

In the wake of complaints about the distribution of misleading information during the Brexit referendum, this paper looks at the regulation of campaign literature in the United Kingdom and other countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7678

 

Brexit: Trade Aspects

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

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7694/CBP-7694.pdf

Considers three possible trade options for Great Britain in the non-EU future: membership in the European Economic Area, a free trade agreement with European countries, or trading under World Trade Organization rules.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7694

 

Referendums

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7692/CBP-7692.pdf

Provides background to the increasing use of referendums worldwide to settle constitutional issues and to the holding of referendums in the United Kingdom like the Brexit vote.  Also provides information on the use of thresholds, the administration and regulation of referendums, and includes a table of all such votes in Britain to date.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7692.

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7689/CBP-7689.pdf

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689

 

New Drugs for Dementia

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

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0535/POST-PN-0535.pdf

Provides an overview of dementia, current treatments, and potential new drugs.  Also examines the challenges in developing new drugs and ensuring patient access.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Automation and the Workforce

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0534/POST-PN-0534.pdf

Automation technologies can reduce costs and raise productivity but also threaten jobs.  This note provides a British overview of how these technologies are being used and their implications for employment, skills, education and inequality in the coming decades.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0533/POST-PN-0533.pdf

Estimates that nearly 3 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes.  Summarizes the latest data on the scale of use, safety and quality of e-cigarettes, and their value as a stop-smoking tool.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/constitutional-right-to-an-education/constitutional-right-to-education.pdf

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

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