Research

The Commons Library publishes politically impartial and rigorously fact-checked policy analysis and statistical research on this site. On here you can find:

  • Research briefings: In-depth analysis of bills, legislation, policy and topical issues
  • Business briefings: Research and reports relating to debates taking place in the Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall this week
  • Insights: Quick-read articles on current affairs
  • Local data: Interactive dashboards for constituency and local-level data
  • Constituency caseworker articles: FAQs and short explainers to help caseworkers with constituent queries
  • Podcast: Commons Library researchers talk policy in 20-minute episodes
  • Brexit hub: Research and analysis from Parliament’s libraries and committees on issues related to leaving the EU
  • Parliament: facts and figures: Data on various topics relating to Parliament and Government

Requests for information and research

As well as publishing research, our subject specialists answer confidential information requests and conduct bespoke analysis for MPs and their staff. These include requests to analyse legislation, examine policies and gather constituency-level statistics.

If you are an MP or work for an MP, you can find out how to submit a request (you will be redirected to a page on the Parliamentary intranet).