Key issues for the New Parliament 2010

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This briefing was prepared by House of Commons Library researchers for Members of the new Parliament in 2010. It includes analysis of a range of subjects - from the public finances to parliamentary reform and from the UK's energy mix to its strategic defence options.

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This briefing was written at the start of the 2010 Parliament; for more recent briefings from the Commons Library on this subject see Commons Library Briefing Papers 

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