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What we do
Our job is to provide a range of research and information services for MPs and MPs’ staff. Our work helps MPs scrutinise legislation, prepare for debates, develop policies and support their constituents.
We are a team of researchers, statisticians, librarians, indexers, communications and customer service professionals, working together to provide an impartial and trusted service.
Our research publications offer politically impartial analysis and statistics. We cover legislation, topical areas, policy and constituency issues. Our publications are free for everyone to read on this website.
Confidential Request Service for MPs and MPs’ staff
We answer MPs’ questions and requests for bespoke research. These tailored and timely responses help MPs fulfil their parliamentary duties and represent their constituents. Our confidential service includes fact-checking, policy development and analysis, and helping to answer constituents’ questions.
Submit a request (parliamentary intranet link).
MPs, their staff, and parliamentary staff can access our curated collection of books, journals, databases, news subscriptions and parliamentary material.
Training and events
We offer inductions, research skills training, and talks on topical issues from our subject specialists. Our training and events help MPs, their staff, and parliamentary staff get the most from our service.
The Members’ Library, based in the Palace of Westminster, is a quiet workspace for MPs and a place to access our books and newspapers, make research requests, and pick up printed copies of our publications.
View access and opening hours (parliamentary intranet link).
Work with us
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For questions and comments about our research.