Coronavirus, crime, & drones: New Official Publications 15.06.20

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

Coronavirus and international power [What Think Tanks are thinking] “Policy analysts and politicians alike acknowledge the ‘game-changing’ impact or potential of the coronavirus pandemic for the world economy and geo-political order, as well as on regional disputes and domestic politics in many countries. This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues.”

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU: Fundamental rights implications. “The Coronavirus pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life in the EU in unprecedented ways. But the way it affects our societies is shifting. As governments gradually lift some of the measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, new fundamental rights concerns arise: how to ensure that the rights to life and health are upheld as daily life transitions to a ‘new normal’.”

The gender promotion gap : Evidence from central banking. “This report examines “gender differences in career progression and promotions in central banking, a stereotypical male-dominated occupation, using confidential anonymized personnel data from the European Central Bank (ECB) during the period 2003- 2017.”

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

COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes. Review into how different factors such as ethnicity, deprivation, geography, age, sex, and occupation have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes.

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19: the detention of young people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities. “This inquiry has focused on the situation in England as health and social care matters are devolved to Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.”

Government response to the Science and Technology’s report Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic. “Latest findings in modelling the COVID-19 epidemic in Scotland, both in terms of the spread of the disease through the population (epidemiological modelling) and of the demands it will place on the system, for example in terms of health care requirement.”

The Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill provides for a regulatory and licensing system for district and communal heating in Scotland. Heat networks can use a variety of heat sources which have varying degrees of carbon intensity. They are often more efficient than individual fossil fuel heating systems [and] generally work best in heat-dense areas (e.g. urban areas). They deliver heat from a central source through insulated pipes to local homes and other buildings. This briefing provides key definitions and background information, as well as a summary of the main provisions.

Public attitudes to coronavirus: May summary. “This report includes some high level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. A report covering earlier survey work was published on 8 May 2020.”

Official Statistics

Weekly data on COVID-19 in adult care homes in Scotland. Figures are updated daily at 2 pm.

Recorded crime in Scotland: April 2020. “First edition of a new monthly release of Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland providing information on the number of crimes and offences recorded during April 2020.”

Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 12 June 2020. “Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 4 June to 7 June 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.”

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