Monday, 20 January 2014
The of Commons Library now has its own blog. It is well worth taking a look. There's always something interesting which will improve your understanding of the information which MPs and other decision makers need (but sadly don't always use) for their work.
The blog is available at http://commonslibraryblog.com/
If you don't yet use the services of the House of Commons Library - then take a look at what they have to offer. High quality material is prepared for MPs - and much of it is available to the public. Of course non-MPs aren't able to make specific inquiries or borrow books from their extensive stock - but as a student, researcher, teacher and citizen, I have found their publications invaluable. You can find them at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/
Research Papers are more detailed documents - often on a specific subject or on a bill before Parliament; whilst Standard Notes are shorter.