The Debates are a record of what members have said. However, the Parliamentary Debates were not officially recorded verbatim until the year 1909. Therefore, the depth and accuracy of coverage of the debates varies according to the time period and source. The Parliamentary Debates are commonly referred to as the Hansard.
To locate them search our Library Catalog under:
Author: Great Britain. Parliament.
Title: Parliamentary debates.
Call Number: J301.H2
Continuing where Cobbett left off, Thomas Curson Hansard continued to publish the debates. The debates from this period of 1803 to 1909 are a mixture of full text of speeches and partial accounts to reports from first and third persons. Due to Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, the Parliamentary Debates are commonly known as Hansard.
The Charles E. Young Research Library stacks have print copies of the debates under call number J301.H2.
Beginning in 1909, the Parliamentary Debates were published separately between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.