27 September 2011

Hansard - now included in House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) database

The full-text of Hansard (1803-2005), is now included in the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) database.

Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

It provides a record of parliamentary debates and questions, including written ministerial statements and answers to parliamentary questions, as well as transcripts of the debates. Each Hansard record corresponds to a day’s sitting or written answers, usually covering several topics.

This important enhancement to HCPP enables Hansard to be cross-searched with the Sessional Papers of the House of Commons.

Hansard can also be browsed by date or Member.

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