Newly published Official Publications 07.09.15

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

The Teaching Profession in Europe – “This Eurydice report analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as, initial teacher education, continuing professional development, transnational mobility, as well as teacher demographics, working conditions, and the attractiveness of the profession.”

The EU in the World – “This publication provides you with a selection of important and interesting statistics on the EU in comparison with the 15 non-EU countries from the Group of Twenty (G20). It treats the following areas: population; living conditions and social protection; health; education and training; the labour market; economy and finance; international trade; industry, trade and services, research and communication, transport; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; the environment and energy.”

Learning and Teaching Technology Options – “Educational technology encompasses a wide array of technologies and methodologies that are shaped by stakeholders’ behaviours and affected by contextual factors that, if adequately mixed, can contribute to students and teachers better achieving their goals.”


Westminster and the UK Government

House of Lords Library: The Queen's Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Lords Library: The Queen’s Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Future of cities: people in cities – the numbers – “This paper analyses the trends in the size of cities and their age structures at the national, regional and city level. It examines how useful past trends are for predicting the future of cities to 2040 and 2064, and how well such predictions could cope with uncertainties and unknowns.”

E-cigarettes: an evidence update – “This review explains the relative risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, in terms of harm reduction when compared with cigarettes and as an aid to quitting.”

BBC: Future Financing and Independence – “This Library Note sets out background information about the BBC’s purpose, funding and independence and explains the Royal Charter renewal process. It then provides an overview of the green paper’s four themes and highlights the views on these of the BBC Trust and, where relevant, those expressed by parliamentary committees.”

Maiden speeches in the House of Commons since 1918 – “The full report lists maiden speeches by all Members newly elected since the 2015 general election. It includes details of the Member’s constituency, party and the reference of the speech with links to Hansard. The Excel spreadsheet lists maiden speeches back to 1918 in seperate (sic) worksheets”


The Scottish Parliament and Government

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

A Stronger Scotland: the Government’s Programme for Scotland 2015-16 – “The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2015-16. The document sets out the legislation for the coming year, as well as summarising the Scottish Government’s key achievements and main goals for the future – both legislative and non-legislative.

Scotland’s Economic Strategy (SB 15-52) – “This briefing provides an overview of Scotland’s Economic Strategy and how economic strategies have evolved since devolution. The briefing considers the four central themes of the strategy of inclusive growth, investment, innovation and internationalisation.”

The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill (SB 15-50) – “The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill contains four broad proposals: 1. To introduce restrictions on the sale of nicotine vapour products (NVPs) such as e-cigarettes. … 2. To make it an offence to smoke in a designated zone outside of buildings on NHS hospital sites. 3. To place a duty of candour on health and social care organisations. … 4. To establish new criminal offences of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings…”


Office for National Statistics

Scotland’s People Annual Report: Results from 2014 Scottish Household Survey – “A National Statistics publication for Scotland, providing reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, behaviour and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including local government, neighbourhoods, health and transport.”

Which ethnic groups have the poorest health? An analysis of health inequality and ethnicity in Scotland – “This report examines differences in the health of ethnic groups in Scotland and uses census health data to identify variations between groups. The analysis employs age-standardised rates to compare people of similar age, which avoids the often misleading direct comparisons between populations with very different age structures.”


If you’d like to know more about official publications just get in touch with us at the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit on Level 7 of the library. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and can be contacted on 0141 330 6740 or

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