Includes digital versions of the U.K. House of Commons Sessional Papers.
Sessional papers fall into the following three categories:
- Bills - drafts of legislation, to be reviewed through various parliamentary stages. If the Bill passes through these stages, it will become an Act of Parliament.
- House Papers - documents resulting from the work of the House and its Committees.
- Command Papers - Government papers (from Ministers) conveying information or decisions the Government wishes to draw to the attention of the House, presented ‘by Command of Her Majesty’.
Does not include debates (Hansard) or the House of Commons Journal.
Access provided to the following collections:
- 18th century (1688-1834)
- 19th century(1801-1900)
- 20th century (1901-2003/04 session)
For more information on other access to this content, please consult the British Parliamentary Papers subject guide.