It's about nine months since MPs began to participate in business in the Commons Chamber via video link. Here are a few things that have changed for us (and for your reading experience) in that time.
Hansard is looking for new parliamentary reporters. We’d like to hear from you, whether you’ve never thought of a job in Parliament or you’ve wanted to work here all your life. Read this post to find out more about the process.
The team who provided the BSL interpretation for PMQs during its pilot period share their experiences.
Hansard is recruiting for Committee Reporters—now! Read this post to learn about the role from someone who already does it.
Video conferencing has become a big part of working for a lot of people during lockdown. In this post, we share some of our formative experiences of reporting a virtual Parliament.
This week is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which makes it a good time to look again at a fascinating example of parliamentary publishing in wartime, the Penguin Hansard.
Like everyone in the world in these times of social distancing, Hansard staff are having to find ways of working differently to get our job done. We want to share with you how that experience is going.
A team of Hansard staff have been involved in an exciting project to chronicle the stories of women elected to Parliament in the twentieth century.
On the morning after election night, Hansard reporters get down to the task of learning all the new faces. It's a big job, but getting to see new MPs in the flesh before we start reporting their speeches certainly helps.
There can be few people in the UK who get quite as excited about election night as Hansard reporters, but some staff will be paying closer attention to the results than most, as they work through the night in preparation for an influx of new MPs.
General elections present Hansard staff with a big challenge that is essential to the job: committing to memory the names and faces of all new MPs.