Commons Hansard (The Official Report)
Hansard is an edited record of what was said in Parliament. It also includes votes, written ministerial statements and written answers to parliamentary questions.
The Official Report
The Official Report, also known as Hansard, is responsible for producing reports of the proceedings of the main Chamber of the House of Commons, of Westminster Hall and of Public Bill Committees. It also prints Ministers' written statements and is responsible for the reporting of Select Committee oral evidence.
The Official Report directorate also operates the annunciator screens situated around Parliament, which show who is speaking in the Commons, and Parliament's broadcasting operation. You can watch any debate live or on demand on parliamentlive.tv.
- You can read Hansard debates and search them by MP at the Hansard website. Today's debates are posted online within three hours.
Work at Hansard
- Are you interested in becoming a vital part of democracy by bringing the words of Parliament to the people? Find out here about working as a Parliamentary Reporter at Hansard.