Airspace, Hacking, and Equality – Newly published Official Publications 10.04.17

Newly published official publications from:

Westminster and the UK Government

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill briefing “This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords second reading of the Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill. The Bill would repeal sections 146(4) and 147(3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 which no longer have legal effect but remain in statute. These provisions originally allowed for the dismissal of a member of the crew of a merchant ship on the grounds of homosexual acts. Such a dismissal would now be illegal under subsequent legislation, including the Equality Act 2010.”

Airspace change and modernisation “This paper looks at the structure and management of airspace in the UK and the wider international context. It explains how airspace functions at the moment and proposals to upgrade and improve it, including the EU Single European Sky programme and the UK’s Future Airspace Strategy.”

Legislating for Brexit: EU directives “What are EU directives and what will happen to them when the UK leaves the EU? This paper looks at EU directives in force and how they are implemented in the UK. This will give some idea of the task ahead for UK legislators.”

Brexit: what impact on those currently exercising free movement rights? “This Commons Library briefing paper addresses the question of the status, post-Brexit, of EU citizens currently resident in the UK and those British citizens living elsewhere in the EU. It is updated to include a summary of select committee comment on the issue and to cover the Home Office’s stance on the comprehensive sickness insurance cover requirement.”

Leaving the European Union: World Trade Organisation “This Library briefing provides an overview of the World Trade Organisation. It examines the history, structure and membership of the organisation. It provides information on the agreements underpinning the international trading system and the principles that govern trade between members of the WTO. It also considers how the UK would trade with the EU under WTO terms, if the UK left the EU without a trade deal.”

The European Union

Legal Frameworks for hacking by law enforcement: identification, evaluation and comparison of practices “This study presents concrete policy proposals on the use of hacking techniques by law enforcement. These proposals are driven by a comparative examination of the legal frameworks for hacking by law enforcement across six EU Member States and three non-EU countries, in combination with analyses of the international and EU-level debates on the topic and the EU legal basis for intervention in the field.”

Galileo: Overcoming obstacles – History of EU global navigation satellite systems. In this briefing:

  • Establishing European global navigation
    satellite systems,
  • Bringing Galileo to full operational capacity,
  • Making the most of EGNOS complementarity,
  • Overview of the key issues
  • Main references

The Brexit negotiations: An assessment of the legal, political and institutional situation in the UK : in-depth analysis. “An in-depth analysis on the political and institutional situation in the United Kingdom following the referendum on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The research analyses the post-Brexit political developments in the UK, the various parameters that should be taken into account, by both the UK government and the 27, in view of the Article 50 negotiations and the possible shape of the final deal and the future economic relationship, taking into account the EU obligations and the constraints of Theresa May’s government ”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Equalities Briefing. This briefing provides an overview of the equalities legislative framework at International, EU, UK and Scottish levels.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Briefing. This briefing “provides an overview of policies, strategies and legislation guiding care and support for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

Mental Health Strategy 2017-27 – a 10 year vision. The Scottish Government’s strategy for mental health over the next 10 years.

Office for National Statistics

International student migration research update: What do international students do after their studies? The latest available evidence.

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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