U.K. Parliamentary Papers constitutes a major resource for the historical record of Britain, its former colonies including Canada and the United States, and the wider world. It facilitates researchers exploration of the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents from 1688 to the present. Through U.K. Parliamentary Papers, researchers can seamlessly access the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century papers, plus the Hansard parliamentary debates.
The origins of the online U.K. Parliamentary Papers are found in the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche edition of the nineteenth century House of Commons Sessional Papers (Murray Library Government Publications Stacks at: UK1 XD 1: P16), and the accompanying five volume print index: Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900, which was the first thematic listing of the complete set of parliamentary papers (Murray Library Government Publications Stacks at: UK7 CH :1988S71). HCPP brings these two resources together for the 19th century, unlocking 100 years of policy making, investigation, correspondence and reporting for researchers of all kinds. Microfiche for the twentieth century (107,965 papers, over 5.2 million pages) was subsequently produced, and scanning continues, taking coverage right up to the latest parliamentary session. HCPP includes over 200,000 House of Commons Sessional Papers for the period 1715 to the present. The resource also incorporates The Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers Collection from the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS).
The University Library has purchased and provides access to all of the HCPP collections: 18th century (1688-1834) 19th century (1801-1900) 20th century (1901-2003/04 session) 21st century module 1 (2004/05 2009/10 sessions) 21st century module 2 (2010/12 2013/14 sessions) Hansard (1803-2005) There will be ongoing regular releases of papers from current sessions of Parliament
Formerly House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.
License Information: Funding for this resource is principally from the Dr. Jean E. Murray Bequest, with added assistance from the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content, including the downloading of a full issue, is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
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Acts prior to can be obtained at the Priestly Law Library.
Current Official Documents
"Official Documents is the official reference facility for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers. All Command Papers and House of Commons Papers published from May 2005 onwards, as well as key Departmental papers, are available for free on the site in PDF format."
Using the search box functionality, it is also possible to access Command and other papers from the 1950s through to the 2000s. Although coverage varies the site is constantly being added to.