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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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House of Commons Journal

The House of Commons Journal is the corrected, archive edition of Votes and Proceedings, the formal record of House of Commons business for a given day. This page includes editions of the Commons Journal in web page format and associated PDFs (1997 onwards) and scanned historic editions of the Commons Journals (1837 – 1997) in PDF only. Older documents in PDF have used optical character recognition (OCR) to enable users to search the scanned images.

Please note that the PDF material produced as scanned content may take some time to load as many of the files are quite large (eg 159 mb).


Concatenated Votes and Proceedings

See the below concatenated Votes and Proceedings for recent sessions. These are not the Journal as they do not have the index etc. and have not had the absolutely final checks made on them but are they complete and have been corrected. Note: Formal Journals will replace the concatenated Votes and Proceedings when they become available.

House of Commons Journal by Session 2010 onwards

Commons Journals December 2000 – April 2010

Commons Journals November 1990 – November 2000

Commons Journals November 1980 – November 1990

Commons Journals June 1970 – November 1980

Commons Journals October 1960 – May 1970

Commons Journals October 1950 – October 1960

Commons Journals November 1939 – December 1950

Commons Journals October 1930 – November 1939

Commons Journals February 1921 – August 1930

Commons Journals January 1911 – December 1920

Commons Journals January 1901 – November 1910

Commons Journals November 1890 – December 1900

Commons Journals February 1880 – August 1890

Commons Journals August 1865 – August 1879

Commons Journals August 1852 – July 1865

Commons Journals November 1837 – July 1852

Commons Journals February 1835 – July 1837

Alternative resources for pre-1835 Commons Journals

British History Online website also lists Commons Journals and includes volumes prior to 1835