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British Parliamentary Papers: Journals

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

Online Journals

Proceedings and Journals

Images, text and translation of the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, 1272-1504

Parliament rolls of Medieval England, 1275-1504

Text of House of Lords Journals 1509-1717 & 1832-1834

British History Online

Text of House of Commons Journals 1547-1699 & 1830

British History Online

Images of House of Commons Journals 

Eighteenth Century Collections Online ECCO

Images of House of Lords Journals 

Eighteenth Century Collections Online ECCO

Journals of the House of Commons 1842-date Perkins/Bostock Stacks Oversize J301.K2

Text of House of Commons Journals, May 1997 - present

Parliament website

Text of House of Lords Minutes, June 1998 - present

Parliament website

 

The Journals are the formal record of proceedings in both Houses of Parliament. More information on holdings of  Journals in Perkins Library may be found in the Journals section of the Guide to British Government Documents.

Journals in Print 1503-

Perkins Library has the following Journals:

In addition to the general indexes covering several years, there are annual indexes to the Journals of the House of Commons beginning with volume 30 (1765). Each session's index is usually the last volume of that session's Journal. Earlier volumes of the Journals are also indexed in Hansard's Catalogue and breviate of parliamentary papers, 1696-1834. in Perkins/Bostock Library Reference Oversize  J301 .K62 1953

House of Commons

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Journals of the House of Commons

  • Library has:
  • v.1-85 (1547-1830), v.87-88 (1831/32-1833) SCL LSC 328.421 fG786C
    General Index: 1547-1800 in three sections: v.1-17 (1547-1714), v.18-34 (1714-1774), v. 35-55 (1774-1800). SCL E f876
  • v.97 (1842) v.110-113 (1854-1859), v.149 (1894), v.155-167 (1900-1912/13, v.170 ((1914/16), v.172 (1917/18), v.183-186 (1928-1930/31), v.231- 251 (1974-1993/95) to date.
    General Index: 226/236(1970/80)-237/246 (1980/90) Perkins/Bostock Library Stacks Oversize J301.K2
  • Microprint: Volumes 1-155 (1547-1900) are also in microprint in the Newspapers/Microforms Department N4582

House of Lords

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Journals of the House of Lords.
Library has:

  • v.1-31 (1509-1767), v.36-42 (1779- 1800) SCL LSC 328.421 fG786L
  • v.205-228 (1972/73-2004/5) and standing order Perkins/Bostock Library Stacks Oversize  J301 .J3  

General Index. Library has v.20-35 (1714-1779), v.116-145 (1884-1913)v.206/216(1973/1983) 217/226(1983/1984-1992/1993). . Perkins/Bostock Library Stacks Oversize  J301 .J3