Library holdings and online access

House of Commons

Publication Time period Access links
Cobbett's parliamentary history of England: from the Norman conquest in 1066, to the year 1803. Vol. 1 (1066-1625) to
Vol. 12 (1741/1743)
NB: Early debates may not be faithful to the actual words spoken by Members of Parliament.
Controlled Access Collection
Microfilm
eResource
Parliamentary history of England (Hansard) Vol. 13 (1743/1747) to
Vol. 36 (1801/1803)
Controlled Access Collection
Parliamentary debates during the ...session of the ...Parliament 1st Series
Vol. 1
22nd Nov. 1803 to
29th Mar. 1804
Catalogue request
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates from the year 1803 to the present time 1st Series
Vol. 2 to Vol. 41
1804-1820
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
The Parliamentary debates, New (2nd) Series. 2nd Series
Vol.1-v.20
1820-1829
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Hansard's parliamentary debates (New series) 2nd Series
Vol.21 to Vol.25
(1829-1830)

3rd series
Vol.1 to Vol. 356
1830-1891

Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates, authorised edition 4th series
vol. 1-v.199
1892-1908
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates (official report) 5th series
vol. 1-v.7
(1909)
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates (official report). 5th series
vol.8-v.318
(1909-1936)
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates. House of Commons official report 5th series
vol.319-v.393
(1937-1943)
Controlled Access Collection
eResource
Online
Parliamentary debates (Hansard). House of Commons official report 5th series
vol.394-v.1000
(1942/43-1980/81)

6th series
vol.1-vol 561
(1943-2012)

Controlled Access Collection (not complete)
eResource (to 2009)
Online (to 2004)
House of Commons debates by date November 1988+ Online

House of Commons Committees

Publication Time period Access links
Parliamentary debates. Official report. Standing committees 1935/36-1938/39; 1944/45 Controlled Access Collection
Parliamentary debates (Hansard). House of Commons official report. Standing committees... 1945/46-1954/55; 1956/57-1957/58 Controlled Access Collection
Parliamentary debates. House of Commons official report. Standing committees... 1959/1960-2006 Controlled Access Collection
General Committee debates (previously Standing Committees) 1997/98+ Online
Commons Public Bill Committee debates (previously Standing Committees on Bills) 1997/98+ Online

House of Lords

Publication Time period Access links
Debates 1066-1909 See above under House of Commons. Prior to 1909, House of Commons and House of Lords Debates were published together.
Parliamentary debates (official report) 5th series vol. 1 (1909) Controlled Access Collection
Online
Parliamentary debates (official report). House of Lords 5th series vol. 2-v.103 (1909-1936) Controlled Access Collection
Online
Parliamentary debates. House of Lords official report 5th series vol.104-v.129 (1937-1943) Controlled Access Collection
Online
Parliamentary debates (Hansard). House of Lords official report 5th series (1943 -2011) Controlled Access Collection
Online
House of Lords Debates

November 1995/96 to date

Online