Reference: Issue Brief

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  • Cycling

    Cycling describes not only riding bicycles for recreation, but also the professional sport.

  • Crown Prosecution Service

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is an independent judicial agency responsible for the preparation and presentation of criminal prosecutions in the UK.

  • Crossrail

    The Cross London Rail Links (Crossrail) project is a joint venture company established by Transport for London and the Strategic Rail Authority. Its task is to promote and develop two new rail routes through London.

  • Council Tax - Structure

    Local government is financed by a combination of centrally-administered funding and locally-administered charges and taxes - the most significant of which is council tax.

  • Corporal Punishment

    Corporal punishment refers to the use of physical punishment to correct behaviour. The term derives from the Latin corpus, meaning body.

  • Congestion charge

    The congestion charge is a daily levy imposed on drivers choosing to drive within central London. It applies between 07:00 and 18:00 on Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

  • Common Foreign and Security Policy

    The Maastricht Treaty of 1993 allows the EU to develop a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), covering all areas of foreign and security policy.

  • Common Fisheries Policy

    The European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was adopted in 1983, with the objective of ensuring that declining fish stocks are exploited responsibly - protecting the environment and the interests of the fishing industry and consumers.

  • Common agricultural policy

    The key objectives of the common agricultural policy (CAP), as enshrined in the EU treaties, are to: Increase agricultural productivity thus to ensure a fair standard of living for agricultural producers; stabilise markets; assure availability of supplies; ensure reasonable prices to consumers.

  • Cloning

    Cloning is one of the most controversial areas of scientific research of recent times. The term 'cloning' means the asexual reproduction of identical copies of an original, and it is human cloning (and to a lesser extent animal cloning) for reproductive purposes that causes considerable public disquiet.

  • Climate Change Levy

    The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax on energy supplies to industry, commerce, agriculture, local administration and a number of other services. It does not apply at all to domestic energy supplies.

  • Climate Change

    During the last century, concern has grown about the pace at which climate change has been progressing and the extent to which human activity may be aggravating and distorting natural processes.

  • Class Sizes

    "Class size" is a statistical measure employed by the Department for Education which measures the number of pupils taught in a class during a single selected period of a particular school day. This day is usually set to be in January each year to coincide with the Annual School Census.

  • Civil Liberties

    Civil liberties are basic rights and freedoms granted to citizens of a country through national common or statute law.

  • Child Support Agency

    The Child Support Agency (CSA) is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions, which is responsible for administering the system of child maintenance under which non-resident parents are required to pay towards the upbringing and support of their children.

  • Child Poverty

    Child poverty, as with poverty itself, is a complex notion to define precisely.

  • Child Abuse

    Child abuse is a generic term describing the physical or mental mistreatment of anyone under the age of 16.

  • Channel Tunnel

    The Channel Tunnel, also known as 'Euro-tunnel' (or 'Chunnel'), is a series of three tunnels (two carrying, one service tunnel) linking the southern coast of England near Folkestone to the northern coast of France outside Calais.

  • CCTV

  • Carbon offsetting

    Carbon offsetting aims to achieve an overall net reduction in greenhouse gases. Rather than reducing carbon emissions, individuals and businesses are encouraged to compensate for their emissions to achieve a carbon neutral net result.

  • Capital Punishment

    Capital punishment is the use of the death penalty by the state.

  • Cannabis - Medicinal Use

  • Cannabis

  • Cancer Treatment

    Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division.

  • Cancer Research

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