North Sea oil, e-cigarettes and humanism – New Official Publications 28.08.18

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014. © European Union 2014 – Source EP

Research study into provision for recreation and leisure in areas affected by oil-related industry in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.The discovery of oil and gas under the North Sea has proved to be the most important single event in Scotland’s post-war economic history. In such circumstances of rapid economic and social change it is clear that if the communities in the areas affected are to reap the potential benefits of oil-related developments without dislocation of their distinctive patterns of life, they must match the encouragement of industrial development with the conservation and adaptation of their social fabric.”

The Future of the European Defence Agency (EDA): In-depth analysis. “The aim of the workshop, held on 22 November 2017, was to discuss the future of the European Defence Agency (EDA) against the backdrop of framing a common Union defence policy.”

Smarter, greener, more inclusive? Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy: 2018 edition. “This publication supports the Europe 2020 strategy by monitoring progress towards the targets and goals defined under the three mutually reinforcing priorities of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The analysis in this publication is based on the Europe 2020 headline indicators chosen to monitor progress towards the strategy’s targets.”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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Research Briefing on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill. “The main purpose of this Bill is to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12, to align it with the current minimum age of prosecution, and reflect Scotland’s progressive commitment to international human rights standards.”

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2017-18 estimates the contribution of revenue raised in Scotland toward the goods and services provided for the benefit of Scotland. The estimates in this publication are consistent with the UK Public Sector Finances published in July 2018. More detail on the publication, including methodological documents, consultation documents, and related research.

Young People’s Attitudes to Immigration: Report on Findings from the Young People in Scotland Survey 2017. “This report presents findings on attitudes to immigration from the Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2017.”

Westminster and the UK Government

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

E-Cigarettes – 7th Report by Science and Technology Committee. “Against a background of contradictory national policies towards e-cigarettes and disagreement and apparent uncertainty over the health risks, we decided to examine the evidence on the health impacts and on e-cigarettes’ role as a smoking cessation tool.”

Migration Statistics. “This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics. It explains the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.”

Humanist marriage ceremonies. “This Commons Library briefing paper considers the status of humanist marriage ceremonies across the United Kingdom.”

Office for National Statistics

Energy Consumption Scotland. “This dataset combines three individual datasets published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the UK Government. The datasets are Sub-National Total final Energy Consumption, Sub-National Electricity Consumption and Sub-National Gas Consumption.”

Construction Statistics: 2017 edition. “A wide range of statistics and analysis on the construction industry in Great Britain in 2017.”

Travel Trends 2017. “Annual estimates of travel and tourism visits to the UK and associated earnings and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world.”

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