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British Parliamentary Papers: Debates

British Parliamentary Papers and reference sources relative to parliamentary research available at the University of Georgia.

Parliamentary debates

The Parliamentary debates offer primary source material concerning many subjects of legislation during more than two centuries of British history.


Debates online, print & microform

U.K. Parliamentary Papers (ProQuest)

  • Hansard 1803-2005
  • Parliamentary Register 1774-1805

Great Britain. Parliament. Parliamentary Debates (Hansard), 1803-1908.
Map and Government Information Library (Gt. Brit. 10-6/7 [Ser.1 through Ser.4]). Contains the debates of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Parliamentary Debates, 1909-present.
Map and Government Information Library (Gt. Brit. 10-6).

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Parliamentary Debates, 1909-present.
Map and Government Information Library (Gt. Brit. 10-7).

Great Britain. Parliament. Hansard - House of Commons and House of Lords Debates, 1803- 

Historic Hansard 1803-2005 is under Commons (or Lords) Hansard Archives.   

Indexes for Debates

1803-1829/30. General Index to the First and Second Series of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates...1803 to 1830.
Map and Government Information Library (J301 .H25 G4 1970z).

1830/31-present. Sessional Indexes. Index for each session located in or after last volume of the session. Indexing is by speaker and by subject. Hansard's is numbered by columns, not by pages. Pages for the oral debates and the pages for answers to written questions are numbered separately ("w" indicating a written answer).


For a more extensive guide see UGA Libraries' holdings of British Parliamentary Papers and Other British Goverment Documents.

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