Oceans, Electoral Law and Period Products – New Official Publications 07.11.19

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Ocean governance and blue growth: Challenges, opportunities and policy responses. This briefing covers the benefits from, and pressures on, our oceans, EU and global policies on ocean governance, and protection of the EU marine environment. It concludes with details on EU strategy on a sustainable blue economy.

Research Data Alliance. “This case study reports activities performed by Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international grassroots organisation that promotes international collaboration and global sharing mechanisms to remove social and technical barriers to research data sharing and reuse. The report concludes with lessons learnt and policy conclusions.”

Eurostatistics: Data for short-term economic analysis, Oct 2019. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past”, including macroeconomic developments, growth forecasts, cyclical indicators and estimates, and Principal Economic Indicators (PEEIs) for EU and non-EU countries.

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

Electoral Law: The urgent need for review. Following the 2016 publication of the Law Commissions’ joint report on electoral law the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has undertaken an Electoral Law inquiry. This report covers the urgency of updating electoral law, reducing electoral fraud, improving voter confidence, voter IDs, and intimidation of candidates and campaigners.

Fireworks This report by the Petitions Committee follows an inquiry into the issues surrounding the use of fireworks, such as the implications of a ban on public sales, public awareness of the dangers and law, and the effects of fireworks on people with health conditions, on the emergency services, and on animals.

Problem drug use in Scotland. This report, by the Scottish Affairs Committee, covers the issues behind drug use in Scotland, including approaches, safe consumption facilities, decriminalisation, and stigma.

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Billplaces a duty on Scottish Ministers to ensure that period products are made available free of charge on a universal basis. This briefing provides a summary of the bill and preceding consultation”, and includes global comparative studies on period poverty.

Immigration policy and demographic change in Scotland: learning from Australia, Canada and continental Europe. “Report by the independent, Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population situates Scotland’s demographic circumstance in a wider context and looks at various international examples of immigration systems that have been designed to offset demographic challenges and other related shortages.”

Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target report: 2017. “This report, required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, provides detail on Scotland’s annual climate change emissions reduction targets.”

Official Statistics

Homicide in Scotland 2018-2019: statistics. “Statistical bulletin on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2018-2019.”

Distance to Green or Blue Space – Scottish Household Survey “Percentage of adults living within various walking distances to their nearest green or blue space.”

UK Balance of Payments, The Pink Book: 2019. “Balances between inward and outward transactions, providing a net flow of transactions between UK residents and the rest of the world and reports on how that flow is funded.”

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