Invasive species, Prison population, and rainfall – New Official Publications 18.05.20

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

Which ‘new normal’ after coronavirus? [What Think Tanks are thinking] “This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues”, and includes changing life-style and working practices, a vaccine, and the impact of the disease on the poorest regions of the world.

Potentially negative effects of internet use. “This report covers less studied but equally important harms: harms associated with internet use that concern the health, well-being a functioning of individuals, and the impact on social structures and institutions. The ultimate aim of the study is to develop concrete policy options to be considered by the EU Institutions and Member States, to mitigate negative effects of the internet for European citizens.”

Strategic litigation in EU gender equality law. “This report examines strategic litigation (SL) in the area of sex discrimination law, both at the national and at the EU level. ‘Strategic litigation’ describes the employment of litigation strategies to elicit social, legal or policy change and is often carried out by civil society organisations and/or lawyers as a form of activism.”

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

Cutaneous malignant melanoma and occupational exposure to (natural) UV radiation in pilots and aircrew. “The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) undertook an investigation into the risks of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma as a consequence of working as a pilot or cabin crew on commercial aircraft. This study was initiated after the Council identified elevated risks of this workforce developing melanoma following its investigation into skin cancer risks following prolonged sun exposure”

Electoral law: The urgent need for review. The Government have published a response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s report, which considers the urgency of the need to update electoral law, voter ID and postal voting reform, and the intimidation of candidates and campaigners. .

Invasive species: the Government response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report. “Invasive non-native species (INNS) are one of the top five threats to the natural environment. They cost the economy £1.8 billion per year…”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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

Young people’s participation in decision making: attitudes and perceptions.”Research on young people’s involvement in decision making in schools and out-of-school activities and groups through the Young People in Scotland survey.”

Public attitudes to coronavirus: April summary. “High level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Scotland.”

Bathing waters: consultation on the 2020 bathing season. “Consultation seeking views on the determination of the bathing season for 2020 and the designation of any bathing waters in light of Scotland’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Consultation closes 29th May 2020.

Official Statistics

Prison population figures: 2020. The latest figures.

Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England. “Weekly reports on rainfall and river flow in England for the last 3 months.” Rainfall data for Scotland are available from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Derelict and urban vacant land: Data on “Area[s] of derelict and urban vacant land (hectares) in Scotland.

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