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British Parliamentary Papers: Commons Sessional Papers

How to find British Parliamentary Sessional Papers, Debates and other documents.

Finding Commons Papers

What are Sessional Papers? Sessional Papers are documents printed for the Parliament and include Public Bills; Private Bills; Reports from Committees; Reports from Commissioners; and Accounts and Papers (including Command Papers).

Commons Sessional Papers, 1714-1800

HCPP  Print vols. in Perkins/Bostock J301.K2 G773

Commons Sessional Papers, 1801-1834

HCPP

British Parliamentary Papers 1800-1900 (Irish University Press)

 Cataloged by subject in Perkins/Bostock - see Guide to IUP Papers

Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-2004

HCPP
Commons Sessional Papers from the 1979/80 session to date. From 1979/80 they are divided into the following series and received on microfiche
  • Bills S284
  • Command Papers S285
  • House of Commons Papers S286

House of Commons Committee reports, 1997 to present

Parliament website

Command Papers and House of Commons Papers, 1993 to present

Offical Documents UK

For more information on Parliamentary Papers, see the House of Commons Information Office factsheets on House of Commons Papers and Command Papers. For details on numbering see: Command Papers from the Guide to British Documents.

For details on finding print and microfiche versions of the Sessional Papers in Perkins library see: Sessional Papers from the Guide to British Government Documents.

For print indexes see:

Serial publications in the British Parliamentary papers, 1900-1968; a bibliography  Perkins/Bostock Library Reference: Z2009 .R63 1971 c.1