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Law: Finding Official Publications


Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Daily Debates from Hansard are published on this website the next working day by 6am.

Commons Debates

Read Commons debates back to November 1988

Lords Debates

Browse Lords debates by date back to 1995-96


Parliament website

As well as Hansard, it is possible to find Bills and Select Committee reports here, as well as Research Publications.


Government website

The gateway to British government information and departmental services.


Law Commission website

Set up in 1965 to keep the law under review and recommend reform where needed.  Find Law Commission Reports here in Find a Publication.

UK Parliamentary Papers

Includes sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. 

You have access to the following collections:

18th century (1688-1834)
19th century (1801-1900)
20th century (1901-2003/04 session)
Hansard (1803-2005)