UK Parliamentary Papers

The UK Parliamentary Papers database offers the working documents of the British government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. University of Sheffield staff and students have access to 18th, 19th and 20th century collections as follows:

  • Public Petitions 1833-1918
  • Bills and Acts 1695-2004
  • Command Papers 1833-2004
  • House of Commons Papers 1715-2004
  • House of Lords Papers 1714-1805
  • Hansard 1803-2005
  • Journals 1688-1834
  • Debates 1774-1805
  • Histories and Proceedings 1660-1743

Note that 21st century content coverage is up to and including the 2003/4 parliamentary session only, although there are also a small number of Hansard entries up to March 2005.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the UK Parliamentary Papers website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


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