Antimicrobial Resistance, Beneficial Ownership and the Internet and Drug Markets – Newly published Official Publications 22.06.16

Newly published official publications from :

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Transport in Scotland – “This subject profile provides an introduction to walking, cycling, road, rail, air, bus, maritime and freight transport in Scotland. Further, more detailed, briefings on specific transport issues will be produced throughout the parliamentary session.”

Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery – “In March 2016, the Scottish Government commissioned this research to provide up to date information about public attitudes in Scotland towards people with a history of drug dependence and people in recovery. This research will serve as a robust baseline against which future studies can be compared. The findings will also be used to inform an effective and proportionate response to the problem of stigma towards drug users in Scotland.”

Digital Connectivity – “This SPICe subject profile provides an overview of the digital strategy in Scotland. It includes information on the current state of the broadband and mobile infrastructure in Scotland.”

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Commons Library analysis: Shining a light on beneficial ownership: what’s happening in the UK and elsewhere? – “This Commons Library briefing describes measures being taken in the UK and elsewhere to make ownership of companies, land and real property more transparent.

NEET: Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training – “865,000 16-24 year-olds – or 12.0% of all young people aged 16-24 – were NEET in January-March 2016, roughly the same as the previous quarter and down 68,000 from a year before.”

Adapting Urban Areas to Flooding – “Most properties, businesses and related infrastructure at risk of flooding are in urban areas, where more than 80% of the UK population live. This note summarises how urban areas can be better managed to adapt to flood risk from rivers, surface water, sewers and ground water.

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2016

European Parliament © European Union 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance – “As part of the EU strategy to fight antimicrobial resistance, this survey was carried out in April 2016 and tracks progress on public use of and knowledge about antibiotics in the 28 Member States. Topics covered include: reported consumption in the last year, public knowledge about antibiotics, impact of information received from healthcare providers and media, perceptions of the most appropriate policy response to antibiotic resistance and attitudes towards the use of antibiotics in agriculture and the environment. Previous surveys on the same topic were published in 2010 and 2013.”

The internet and drug markets – “The last decade has seen the emergence of new internet technologies that have acted as important facilitators of online drug markets. Historically, illicit drug retail markets have operated in physical spaces, with associated practical limitations and boundaries. The development of virtual markets changes the dynamics of the selling and buying process, potentially opening the market up to a wider audience…”

Education as a tool for the economic integration of migrants – “This report examines the role of education in fostering the economic integration of immigrants. It is organized in five sections. In the first section, we look at the educational attainment of first and second generation immigrants in Europe, as compared to the US. In the second section, we consider how language skills affect the educational outcomes and the integration of immigrants. In the next two sections, we investigate how the organization of schools and the characteristics of teachers influence the educational outcomes of both children with an immigrant background and native children. In the final section, we discuss whether higher education can affect the attitudes of the native population towards immigrants and thereby favour their integration.

Office for National Statistics

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics – Final March 2016 and Provisional April 2016 – “This release presents experimental statistics from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), using final submissions for March 2016. This month does not include provisional April 2016 data due to a change in dataset specification from 1 April 2016. Final April 2016 data will be available in the next release in this series.

This is the fourth monthly release from the dataset, which replaces the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset (MHLDDS). As well as analysis of waiting times, first published in March 2016 using provisional submissions for January 2016, this release includes elements of the reports that were previously included in monthly reports produced from final MHLDDS submissions. It also includes some new measures.

Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events – Quarterly Figures – “This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016, inclusive. The tables and charts provide statistics of births, stillbirths, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths, including:

  • quarterly figures for Scotland for each of the past ten years;
  • the totals for each Local Authority and NHS Board area for the latest quarter; and
  • more detailed analyses of the numbers of deaths (for example cross-classified by sex, cause and NHS Board area) for the latest quarter.”

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