Hansard is a substantially verbatim report of what is said in Parliament. MPs’ words are transcribed and edited to remove repetitions and obvious mistakes, without taking away from the meaning. Hansard also sets out details of votes and reports decisions taken during a sitting.
Hansard is published online in instalments during sitting days, with the printed record of a day’s sitting available the next morning. Each House of Parliament has separate publications.
Commons Hansard includes proceedings in the Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall as well as written ministerial statements, petitions and ministerial corrections. Separate reports are produced of proceedings in Committees that scrutinise legislation.
We make the activities of the House of Commons more accessible to the public by providing a full and impartial report of proceedings within a matter of hours.
We'll be blogging about what we do and how we do it, what it's like to work here, upcoming developments and the history of our organisation.
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