The database is very large so it is advisable to search in advanced search and limit you search by date/and or collection type.
House of Lords papers are available in this database only where they were published as part of a joint committee. (House of Lords papers are available from 1901 to the present day via Public Information Online)
For more information on the database and tips on searching please see the Proquest: Parliamentary Papers electronic guide
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On the introductory page of the U.K. Parliamentary Papers database, select 'search by number' on the top left.
Search by paper number for bills, command papers and house of commons papers. It is advisable to put in a date range or parliamentary session to reduce the number of returns.
Once you have returned a document you are able to search for keywords within it. Your search term appears highlighted in yellow throughout the document. Results appear below the search box. So for example, image 3, which is the third image of the document (not page number) shows that the keyword searched for appeared five times.
Many papers have maps and illustrations. Some illustrations and maps are not reproduced very clearly (unlike the illustration above). For the majority of documents, the pages and images were scanned from microfiche occasionally resulting in poor copy, this can also make figures difficult to read. If you would like to see the original please do contact staff, email@example.com. Copies can also be made from the originals by arrangement.