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U.K. Parliamentary Papers: About

A guide to the interface used for the Parliamentary Papers

We're moving!

In November, 2015, the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is getting an interface refresh, while moving to a new location - the ProQuest Government Platform!  There will be dual access to the new platform and the legacy platform for several months after the new platform goes live. The dual access period is expected to last through the end of May, 2016.


Use this guide for information on how to search in the Parliamentary Papers interface, and for information on the House of Commons and House of Lords papers. 

The URL for the product is:


There are several modules included in the U.K. Parliamentary Papers database.  Institutional purchases and subscriptions vary, so check the information available on the Advanced Search page to see what is available to you.

Modules in the U.K. Parliamentary Papers

  • House of Commons 18th Century *
  • House of Commons 19th Century
  • House of Commons 20th Century
  • House of Commons 21st Century (3 parts - 2004/5-2009/10; 2010/11-2014/15; 2015/16)
  • House of Lords, 1800-1910
  • Hansard, 1803-2005 (included for free)

* The 18th Century Collection includes the following materials:

  • Harper Collection of Private Bills (1695-1814)
  • House of Commons Sessional Papers (1715-1800)
  • House of Lords Sessional Papers (1714-1805)
  • Journals of the House of Commons (1688-1834)
  • Journals of the House of Lords (1688-1834)
  • Local and Personal Acts (1797-1834)
  • Parliamentary Register (1780-1796)

Guide Contents

MARC Records

MARC records for the Parliamentary Papers are available through the ProQuest Administrator Module (aka the PAM). 

To retrieve MARC records for your purchases, please go to the PAM and click the link in the left column for Title Lists/MARC records, and then on the link Request MARC records.