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House of Commons Library research event

The External Relations Division is planning an event for LSE academics and researchers from the House of Commons Library, designed to bring LSE research to the attention of policy-makers.

We hope that the occasion will enable LSE academics to share their research, gain a better understanding of the research briefings undertaken by the HoC Library, and make valuable contacts. HoC Library briefings are influential with MPs and policy makers, and to have relevant LSE research referenced would clearly be of value to both policy-makers themselves and to academics seeking to disseminate their research.

The event will take place at the House of Commons on Friday 24 June and will include a tour of the House if sufficient demand.

Any academics who are interested in attending should contact Hilary Weale, external relations executive, at h.weale@lse.ac.uk, with the following:

a) brief outline of current research interests.
b) which Library team(s) and particular specialism they would like to be matched with. Details of the teams can be found below.
c) please indicate if you are interested in the tour.

Numbers will be limited and may be restricted on the basis of which Commons researchers are available and best meet academics’ specialisms, in order to make it most worthwhile.

House of Commons Library subject teams

House of Commons Library researchers are divided into eight subject teams. These are listed here to enable academics to decide which subject teams are most likely to be interested in their work:

  • Business and Transport dealing with employment, industrial relations, financial services, pensions, competition policy, transport, taxation, small firms, companies and company law
  • Economic Policy and Statistics dealing with the economy, public and EC finance, training, trade, overseas aid, regional development, and statistical enquiries on the labour market, incomes and taxation
  • Home Affairs dealing with the criminal justice system, civil law, immigration and asylum, consumer affairs, culture media and sport, data protection, licensing and gambling
  • International Affairs and Defence dealing with international relations, history and politics of other countries, the EU, UN and other international organisations, international law and treaties, defence and arms trade, human rights
  • Parliament and Constitution Centre dealing with Parliament, constitution, elections, civil service, devolution, local government, religion, freedom of information
  • Science and Environment dealing with science, agriculture, energy, medicine, drugs, health and safety, telecommunications, town and country planning, waste, the environment, animals, water industry
  • Social & General Statistics dealing with statistics on agriculture, crime, demography, education, elections, health, housing, local government finance, social security, social services, transport
  • Social Policy dealing with social security, child support, tax credits, education, housing, family law for children, conveyancing and land law, health services, personal social services