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United Kingdom Government Resources

Resources for locating information pertaining to the UK Parliament, its devolved governments, and other applicable resources including parliamentary papers and command papers

Parliamentary Papers

British Parliamentary Location Guide


The following guide lists the locations of Commons and Lords debates and parliamentary papers (bills, reports, accounts, command papers, etc) beginning with the 11th Century to present. They are available in a combination of paper, microform, and internet formats. All internet formats are free except for House of Commons Parliamentary Papers(http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818), which is limited to current University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.

 

Publication House Date Source  Index
         
Debates Commons 1066-1803 Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England (J 301 .H2)  
Debates Commons 1774-1796 Parliamentary Register (Buhr J 301 .H23)  
Debates Commons 1803-1908 Hansards Parliamentary Debates (Buhr J 301 .H21) & http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/ http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/
Debates Commons 1909-1987/88 Parliamentary Debates (J301 .H21) & http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/ http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/
Debates Commons 1988- Hansard's http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm
Debates Commons 2003+ Weekly Hansard (J301 .H212 - Microform/Serials - Current only) http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm
         
Debates Lords 1507-1837 Journals (Buhr J301 .J3)
 
Debates Lords 1660-1743 History of the Proceedings of the House of Lords (Buhr J 301 .J9 and      
FILM X1493 reel 4737 no. 01)

 
Debates Lords 1774-1796 Parliamentary Register (Buhr J 301 .H23)  
Debates Lords 1892-1908 Parliamentary Debates (Buhr J 301 .H21 and FILM X2153)

 
Debates Lords 1803-1908 Hansards Parliamentary Debates (Buhr J 301 .H21) & http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/ http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/
Debates Lords 1909-present Parliamentary Debates - House of Lords (J301 .H21) & http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/ http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/
Debates Lords 1994- Hansards Parliamentary Debates http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/pahansard.htm http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/pahansard.htm
         
Papers Commons 1715-1800 Sessional Papers of the 18th Century (J 301 .K614)  Sessional Papers of the 18th Century (J 301 .K614), BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html) 
Papers Commons 1715-1800 House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) Umich Only House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) Umich Only
Papers Commons 1731-1944/45 House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Microform Serials MICRO-F X455) &  General Alphabetic Index, 1801-1958/59 (Docs Z 2009 .A38), Numerical Finding List of British Command Papers, 1833-1961/62 (Docs Z 2009 .D62), BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html), House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801- (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818)  UMich Only
Papers Commons 1801-2003/2004 House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) Umich Only House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) Umich Only
Papers Commons 1834-1982/83 Sessional Papers. (Grad J 301 .K6) - Holdings sparse for 19th Century General Alphabetic Index, 1801-1958/59 (Docs Z 2009 .A38), Numerical Finding List of British Command Papers, 1833-1961/62 (Docs Z 2009 .D62),  BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html), House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801- (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) UMich Only
Papers Commons 1980/81- Parliamentary Papers (Law Library) BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html), House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801- (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818) Umich Only UMich Only
Papers Commons 1985/86- House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Microform Serials MICRO-F X455) BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html), House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801- (http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03818), UMich Only
Papers Commons 2002+ British Official Documents (http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/menu/browseDocuments.htm) British Official Documents (http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/menu/browseDocuments.htm)
         
Papers Lords 1788-1835 Sessional Papers (Microform Serials FILM X2140) General Index to Sessional Papers, 1801-1920 (Doc. Cen. Z 2009 .A3),  Indexes of British Parliamentary Papers, HL, 1801-1922 (Docs CD-ROM Do 181), BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html)
Papers Lords 1900-1984/85 Sessional Papers (J 301 .J6 - scattered holdings) General Index to Sessional Papers, 1801-1920 (Doc. Cen. Z 2009 .A3),  Indexes of British Parliamentary Papers, HL, 1801-1922 (Docs CD-ROM Do 181), BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html)
Papers Lords 1984/85- Sessional Papers (MICRO-F X421) & Lords Sessional Papers/Select Committee Reports (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldpubns.htm) BOPCRIS, 1688-1995 (http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/index.html)

 

Government Documents Center, University of Michigan

June 15, 2006, revised February 25, 2009