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    Research Briefing

    Allotments

    This note covers issues arising from allotment gardens, including what happens when developers want to build on the site

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    Research Briefing

    Funding the arts

    This Note looks at trends in funding within the arts sector from 1997 to the present.

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    Research Briefing

    London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill

    This Bill makes a small number of technical amendments to the advertising and trading, ticket touting and traffic management provisions of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006. These amendments cover the seizure of articles which contravene advertising and trading regulations; the parliamentary procedure and notice periods required when new advertising and trading regulations are introduced; the penalty for unauthorised sales of Olympic tickets; and traffic regulation and enforcement during the Games.

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    Research Briefing

    The National Lottery: the first 15 years

    This Research Paper examines how the National Lottery operates in the UK. In particular, the paper explains the process by which Lottery funds are applied for and distributed to good causes, and summarises trends in the allocation of funding by region and constituency. In addition the paper addresses a number of criticisms levelled at the operation of the Lottery including politically-motivated distribution and the withholding of funds by the distributing bodies.

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    Research Briefing

    Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill: Committee stage report

    This Bill (formerly known as the Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill, is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Andrew Dismore. It gives the trustees of various public museums in Great Britain the power to transfer any cultural objects currently held in their collections which had been misappropriated by the Nazi regime between 1939 and 1945, so that they can be restored to the lawful owners or their heirs. This is a report on the Committee stage of the Bill.

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    Research Briefing

    Olympic Games – Key Facts and Figures

    The note draws together key facts and figures about the Summer Olympic games; including the performance record of Team GB

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    Research Briefing

    New casinos

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    Research Briefing

    Casino taxation

    Casino taxation. By Antony Seely. SN/BT/3233.

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    Research Briefing

    Gift Aid and admission charges

    Gift Aid and admission charges. By Antony Seely. SN/BT/2954.

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    Research Briefing

    Gambling Bill (Bill 163 of 2003/04)

    Gambling Bill (Bill 163 of 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/79.

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    Research Briefing

    Current Issues in Football

    Current Issues in Football. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/02.