Help using search

A unified search service

The parliamentary website has a simple search service that helps you to find what you’re looking for, displayed in a way that makes sense to you.

You can use it to find information on everything from MPs contact details, to recess dates, to visiting information.

It shows results from both and, which is the new website we’re building for Parliament.

You can read more about the launch of the search service on the Parliamentary Digital Service blog.

Search Parliamentary Material

Search Parliamentary Material is a search service that enables you to search for some publications and records of parliamentary business. These include:

  • Debates
  • Parliamentary Questions (oral and written)
  • Statements (oral and written)
  • Urgent questions and Private Notice Questions
  • Business statements and questions
  • Members’ oral contributions from both Chambers, Westminster Hall and Lords Grand Committee
  • Bills, Acts and Church Measures
  • Laid papers including laid Statutory Instruments, Command Papers,
  • House of Commons Papers and House of Lords Papers
  • Select Committee Reports
  • House of Commons Select Committee evidence
  • Early Day Motions
  • Research Briefings

We would appreciate your feedback

We’re working hard to constantly iterate and improve our online services based on feedback from people who use them. Let us know:

  • did you find what you were looking for?
  • did you experience any difficulties and, if so, what were they?
  • if there anything that you would like to see improved?

Please send feedback to


Listen to our series of audio tours of Parliament. You can listen to them online, with an accompanying slideshow, or download them to listen to later.

Watch Parliament TV

Parliament's video and audio channel carries live and archived coverage of proceedings including PMQs, debates and committee meetings in both Houses.


This is a general help page which highlights certain services which you may be interested in using.

Information about PDF Readers

This page sets out information about Pdf Readers and how to use them as the website does have a lot of Pdf material such as Research Papers and Library Notes which require certain software to be on users' computers.