How do I contact Hansard?

Contact us

  1. [email protected]
  2. +44 (0)203 925 3979.

How do you fix Hansard?

To suggest corrections to published daily parts, you can call the Chamber Managing Editors or write to the Editor, Official Report, House of Commons. You can’t make substantial alterations to the meaning of what was said.

Where can I find Hansard references?

Help using the search

  1. House of Commons and House of Lords.
  2. Date – by default, your search will show results from the last five years.
  3. View all years – broaden your search to include all the years that the Hansard records cover.

Can I access Hansard?

The text of many parliamentary debates (also known as Hansard or the Official Report) can be accessed online for free, or via paid subscription services.

What is Hansard rule?

Hansard is an edited verbatim record of what was said in Parliament. It also includes records of votes and written ministerial statements. The report is published daily covering the preceding day, and is followed by a bound final version.

How far back does Hansard go?

200 years
The official report of all Parliamentary debates. Find Members, their contributions, debates, petitions and divisions from published Hansard reports dating back over 200 years.

When can Hansard be used?

It permits Hansard to be used where the legislation is ambiguous or obscure or leads to an absurdity, and the material relied on comprises one or more statements by a Minister or other promoter of the Bill and such other parliamentary material as is necessary to understand the statements, and the effect and the …

Is Hansard reliable?

Because Hansard is treated as accurate, there is a parliamentary convention whereby if a member of Parliament makes an inaccurate statement in Parliament, they must write a correction in the copy of Hansard kept in the House of Commons library.

What does Hansard mean in law?

Why is Hansard called Hansard?

Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries. It is named after Thomas Curson Hansard (1776–1833), a London printer and publisher, who was the first official printer to the Parliament at Westminster.

Why is a Hansard important?

The Hansard record not only captures the political mood of the state, but also provides a window into the events, issues and legislation affecting Western Australians since 1870.