Betting terminals, data ownership and mackerel – New Official Publications 08.05.18

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

Fixed odds betting terminals “are electronic machines, sited in betting shops, which contain a variety of games, including roulette. The Gambling Act 2005 regulates gambling in Great Britain. Critics point out that it is possible to lose large amounts of money and claim that the machines have a causal role in problem gambling. The gambling industry says there is no evidence of a causal link with problem gambling.”

Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. “The Interim Report sets out what the Chair and Panel consider to be the key emerging themes from the Inquiry’s work to date and includes recommendations for specific changes which will better protect children from sexual abuse.”

The Microbiome and Human Health: “There is increasing evidence that the microbial communities on and in the body – the human microbiome – have important implications for human health.”

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

Stack and tow: portable electric vehicles good for environment and traffic flow. “Lightweight electric vehicles capable of being stacked together are to be trialed in three cities [including Glasgow] by a ground-breaking EU-funded project. The objective is to distribute car-sharing vehicles more effectively at low operating costs and to promote intermodal public transport. This would cut congestion and reduce environmental impact.”

Study on emerging issues of data ownership, interoperability, (re-)usability and access to data, and liability: Final report – Study. “There is a growing interest in the EU in the data economy, in IoT, robots and autonomous systems and in the emerging challenges they pose for EU policy makers. The purpose of this study was to identify the most important barriers to the development of the data economy and the use of IoT, robots and autonomous systems.”

Targeted sanctions against individuals on grounds of grave human rights violations – impact, trends and prospects at EU level. “Sanctions are one of the tools utilised to address human rights violations. They are also an increasingly prominent tool in the European Union’s foreign policy. International sanctions policy is part of a global trend towards individualisation: rather than affecting the state as a whole, bans nowadays are targeted at individuals identified as responsible for the abuses. The present study analyses the evolution of targeted sanctions regimes imposed by the EU, as well as by the UN, against individuals on grounds of gross human rights violations.”

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

Mackerel: “This briefing highlights the importance of mackerel to Scotland’s fishing industry and economy. It provides an overview of the value of mackerel landed in Scotland’s ports and how much is exported to, and imported from, countries within and outside the European Union. The briefing also takes a closer look at the “Mackerel War” to help outline policies governing access to fisheries, fishing quotas and how scientific advice is used to assess the sustainability of fish stocks.”

Scottish Government Position Statement – The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): “The Scottish Government’s first Scottish ‘Position Statement’ on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Cycling: What Works? “This briefing aims to identify which public sector policy and infrastructure interventions are most effective in getting commuters onto their bikes.”

Office for National Statistics

Road Casualties: “Number of people killed and seriously injured on Scotland’s roads by age and gender.”

HIV infection in Scotland: Quarterly report to 31 December 2017 published by Health Protection Scotland.

Cancer waiting times standards in Scotland: clinical review: “A clinical review of Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) Standards in Scotland has been undertaken to shape information that could significantly change and enhance the patient experience.”

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 are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and can be contacted on 0141 330 6740 or mops@lib.gla.ac.uk.



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