When people think of Hansard reporters, they often think of the main Chamber, but there’s a whole team responsible for reporting Westminster Hall and the Committees of the House. Joe Briggs takes you undercover for a day in his world.
Laura, a parliamentary reporter who grew up in Scotland, describes how listening to Scottish words and accents reminds her of home.
Can you tell the difference between a semi-humanoid robot and a standard-issue Select Committee witness? Read this post to find out, and to learn more about Hansard and Select Committees.
After working as a translator in Argentina, Guy Mathers became a Hansard reporter, turning his hand to a different sort of translation—from the spoken word to the written. He tells us why 16 November is a special day.
Hansard is a no-fail operation: come rain or shine, reports of debates in the Chamber and Committees are always published. We reflect on how Hansard's wartime staff managed to get the job done in testing conditions.
Jean Winder made history by becoming the first woman to be a Hansard reporter, but she had to fight long and hard to be paid the same as her male colleagues.
As summer draws to a close, find out what Hansard staff get up to during the parliamentary recess.
Academics at the University of Huddersfield have embarked on a project using Hansard's content. One lucky Hansard reporter attended the team's end-user meeting in London to find out more.
Greg Howard, loans manager of the House of Commons Library, explains why he believes Hansard to be the object held by the Library that most embodies civilised democratic values.
Phil Beeson, user engagement officer in the Parliamentary Digital Service, shares his experience of shadowing the Hansard team.