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British government publications

Debates (Hansard)

  • Debates are the verbatim record of proceedings in both Houses
  • They are usually called Hansard after their early nineteenth century publisher
  • Before 1909, Lords and Commons Debates were published in the same volume
  • From 1909 onwards, Division (vote) List is published in Hansard

House of Commons


1. Hansard's Index to Debates, House of Commons (1803-1830) In Nineteenth Century Masterfile

2. Index to Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England (1066-1803) in Nineteenth Century Masterfile

3. General Index (1803+): index in last volume of each session