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Parliamentary Papers, Proceedings and Departmental Papers : UK: Parliamentary Proceedings/Hansard

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The Bodleian Law Library has a full set of debates in print format,   which are situated on the ground floor of the Bodleian Law Library. 


Other papers

House of Commons/Lords Journal

Compiled by the clerks of each House, the Journals are a record of the daily proceedings, the business of the Houses. The Lords date from 1510- and the Commons 1547-. They record the progress of legislation, papers received etc. They are a formal, corrected archival record compiled following the end of a parliamentary session. They are not a record of speeches and debates (see Hansard) In the eighteenth century important papers were often printed in the Journals. Lambert's 'Sessional Papers of the Eighteenth Century' provide an index and then a citation to find the papers in the Journals. 

 The 'Sessional Papers of the Eighteenth Century' Lambert set is available in the Official Papers collection in print and at the UK Parliamentary Papers database. It is advised initailly to use the print set as they are quite difficult to navigate. 


Please contact staff if you require access to this material:

Standing Committee Debates

Available in print format in the Official Papers section. 

Information on General Committees (including Public Bill Committees)

Information on Grand Committees