U.K. Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former colonies, and the wider world. The records are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for history of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The collection currently includes:
- Bills and Acts 1695-1900 (“House of Commons drafts of legislation, to be reviewed through various parliamentary stages.”)
- Command Papers 1833-1900 (“House of Commons government papers conveying information or decisions the Government wishes to draw to attention of the House, presented ‘by Command of Her Majesty’.”)
- House of Commons Papers 1715-1900 (“Documents resulting from the work of the House of Commons.”)
- House of Commons Hansard, 1803-2005 (Transcription of debates)
- House of Lords Hansard, 1803-2005 (Transcription of debates)
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