Newly published Official Publications 09.02.16

Newly published official publications from :

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

Tomorrow (Wednesday the 10th February) there will be three debates in Parliament on the subject of migration. The House of Commons Library has provided a list of Commons Library briefing papers, official statistics and press articles. These cover subjects such as asylum support and statistics, immigration detention, migration statistics, and migration benefit entitlements.

There will be an evidence session on the Zika virus tomorrow, held by the Science and Technology Committee at 10.30 am to examine the link with babies born with microphaly and the increased incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The session will be available on Parliament TV, and will include evidence from the University of Glasgow’s Dr. Alain Kohl (Centre for Virus Research).

The Science and Technology Committee published a report “Science in Emergencies: UK Lessons from Ebola” as part of its enquiry into Ebola.

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

Eurofound (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) published Families in the economic crisis: Changes in policy measures in the EU. This report looks comparatively at the experiences of families in 10 member states since the 2008 crisis, comparing the effects of austerity, limited resources, changes to benefits, and changing family needs.

The Perception of Quality of Life in European Cities is a survey undertaken by Eurobarometer every three years, and the latest results have just been published. The survey interviews people from 79 cities and 4 greater cities on education, culture, sports, public transport, local environment, housing, public and green spaces, and shopping.

The second EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy has been published by the Council of the European Union. It sets forward a strategy for 2015-2019 which considers the application of human rights in every area of EU policy.

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

SPICe (Scottish Parliament Information Centre) published Earnings in Scotland 2015 – the gender pay gap, which uses the provisional 2015 results for the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) to provides an overview of employment earnings in Scotland.

Official Statistics publication for Scotland; Tobacco use among adolescents in Scotland: Profile and trends covers topics such as attitudes to smoking, access to cigarettes, prevalence of smoking, and adolescent family, friends, society and health circumstances.

Out-of-Hospital cardiac arrest is a Scottish government strategy intent on increasing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to ensure better chances of survival. Following an opinion survey in August last year, the report Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of the general public to responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been published.

Office for National Statistics

Personal Well-being in the UK 3 year data 2012 to 2015 aims to measure national well-being, that is, what really matters to people and how they feel.

Mortality Statistics: Deaths registered in the UK by area of usual residence 2014 provides data on registered deaths in 2014 by administrative, region and health areas, and by age and sex.

The latest quarterly index of private housing rental prices has been published, measuring rental prices from private landlords. The data have been collected by the Office for National Statistics since 2011, and the methodology is still being tested and assessed.

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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