Parliamentary papers are working documents of government, also known as Sessional papers or blue books.
"The parliamentary papers encompass all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed." There are financial accounts of government, statistics, census, treaties, and papers detailing colonial, military, and foreign affairs. These are papers created by the Parliament and also those presented to it. They include:
During the eighteenth century, Command Papers were printed as appendices to the House of Commons Journal. Numbering of Command papers:
Current Command Papers (1993+)
The House of Lords Sessional Papers contains Bills and House Papers. Until 1900 the Command Papers were published in Sessional Papers of both Houses. After 1900, the Command Papers were included in the House of Commons Sessional Papers only.
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