Newly published official publications from :
Westminster and the UK Government
General Election 2017: results and analysis – “This briefing paper contains summary information about the results of the 2017 General Election, held on 8th June. It provides election results by party, nation and region, as well as further statistics on turnout and lost deposits.
The 2017 General Election resulted in a hung Parliament, with no party having an overall majority. The Conservative Party won the largest number of seats and votes, taking 317 seats and 42.3% of the UK vote, up from 36.8% in 2015. The Labour Party won 262 seats, and 40.0% of the vote, up from 232 seats and 30.4% of the vote in 2015. The Liberal Democrats won 12 seats, a net gain of 4 seats, and 7.4% of the UK vote.”
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies – “This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.”
Women in the House of Commons: Background Paper – “This briefing paper provides information on the number female MPs currently sitting in the House of Commons. It also gives a history of the campaigns to give women the vote and to allow them to stand as candidates for election.
At the General Election of June 2017, 208 women were elected as Members of Parliament. Of the 87 new members elected to Parliament for the first time in 2017, 33 were women. The number of women currently serving in Parliament is at its highest ever, with just over three in ten MPs (32%) now a woman.”
The European Union
Chemical safety – “This summary presents an overview of the results of the Eurobarometer survey on public opinion on chemicals in the 28 EU Member States. The aim of the survey is to understand EU citizens’ awareness and perceptions of chemical products. The survey includes comparisons (where appropriate) with similar surveys conducted in 2012 and 2010. The results are presented in more detail in the full report.”
The Role and Powers of the European Parliament in the Brexit Process – “This document explores the role and powers of the European Parliament in the Brexit process. It describes the challenges and relevant steps and stages of the process and higlights the significance of agreement(s) to be concluded between the EU and the UK. On that basis, the Parliament’s mandate and powers in substantial terms as well as its involvement in the procedure are outlined. Some options are highlighted to enable the Parliament to adequately fulfil its mandate and play its role in the process. The document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament ́s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.”
The EU and China [What Think Tanks are thinking] – “The European Union and China made limited progress towards improving bilateral ties at their summit in early June, and they remain at odds over a number of controversial trade issues. However, analysts say the EU and China look poised to strengthen cooperation on fighting climate change, especially after the new US President, Donald Trump, withdrew from the Paris deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. China is also eager to push ahead with its Belt and Road Initiative – a strategic plan to boost transport, trade, connectivity and cooperation between China and Europe. This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from major international think tanks on relations between China and the EU, as well as on other issues related to the country.”
The Scottish Parliament and Government
Graduate outcomes by University and subject (LEO data) – Scotland – “This experimental statistics release presents employment and earnings outcomes for graduates of higher education five years after graduation. This publication is the first of its kind, in Scotland, to use the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset to track higher education graduates as they move from higher education into the workplace.
This publication is being released in conjunction with the third in a series of higher education data releases from the Department for Education’s (DfE) new Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset.”
Charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2016-17 – “This is an analysis of charges reported under the Act to provide information about the nature of the charges, the accused and victims of incidents, reported under offensive behaviour at football and threatening communications legislation.”
Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2016-2017 – “Analysis of charges reported under the Act to provide information about the nature of the religiously aggravated offending charges, the accused and the victims of incidents.”
Office for National Statistics
Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2016 – “Cigarette smoking among adults including the proportion of people who smoke, their demographic breakdowns, changes over time, and e-cigarettes.”
UK government expenditure on science, engineering and technology: 2015 – “Science, engineering and technology (SET) expenditure by the UK government includes expenditure by government departments, Research Councils and Higher Education Funding Councils (HEFCs). It also includes the indicative UK contributions to the EU’s research and development expenditure.“
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