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An introduction to online (and some printed) sources for finding UK official publications

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Introduction to the Guide

Palace of Westminster, by UK Parliament.  Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

This LibGuide provides information on the sources you can use for finding UK official publications.  It is divided into the following pages:

  • Parliamentary debates (Hansard)
    Links to the full text of debates of the UK Parliament from 1803 to the present day, and reports of earlier Parliaments.
  • Parliamentary papers
    Help with tracing House of Commons papers, House of Lords papers, and Command papers.
  • Non-Parliamentary and departmental publications
    Sources which can be used for tracing official publications which are not issued as part of the Parliamentary process
  • Acts, bills and statutory instruments
    Help with tracing primary and secondary legislation passed by the UK Parliament.
  • Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
    Links to debates and legislation of the three devolved legislatures.