United Kingdom Government Information

General Sources

  • GOV.UK

        A comprehensive entry point for locating national and local government information
        and services on the web.

  • United Kingdom Politics

         Links to official government sites as well as websites about government, general
         elections, political parties, local government, and select documents, such as
         the Iraq Inquiry.    


Catalogues and Indexes

MUN Only

Indexes and provides full text to parliamentary papers such as the Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, Lords sessional papers from 1714-1805 and Journals of the Commons and Lords from 1688-1834.

Apart from the catalogue, there are many useful links that identify and describe the archival holdings. "Find Guides" points to a detailed listing of research guides arranged hierarchically by subject. Also identifies other repositories holding related materials.

 
Legislation and Legal Sources

Complete set of UK public acts from 1988 as well as statutory instruments from 1987. Includes primary and secondary legislation of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as selected historical legislation for these jurisdictions.


Parliament

Includes Hansard, Bills, Committee Reports and other parliamentary publications.

Full text of current bills as introduced and subsequent versions made during passage through Parliament. Also links to Parliamentary debates relating to the bill, including those within committee. Note the link in the left column pointing to bills in previous sessions, back to 2001-02. 

See "Assembly business" for the Record of Proceedings (Hansard), legislation, status of bills, committee agendas and documents. 

Provides members' biographies and register of interests, the parliamentary agenda, committee minutes and reports, Official Report (debates), and history. Also includes links to the UK, Northern Ireland, Welsh, and European parliaments.

Includes minutes of proceedings, the Official Report (Hansard), legislation, agenda, members biographies and register of interests. "About the Assembly" covers the chequered history of this body that was suspended on a few occasions between October 2000 and May 2007. 


Statistics

Comprehensive range of UK statistics with options to display time series by chart or table, time period, and frequency. Statistical Bulletins provide a mix of commentary with accompanying tables and charts in various formats. Note the link to "Other official statistics" in the middle right column of the home page.


Publications - Full Text

Research reports prepared by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and the Commons and Lords libraries for their respective members.

A handy quick-search feature linking to over 100,000 recent publications. Searches can be filtered by policy area, department, document type and date. 


Treaties

Contains records of treaties published since 1834, and links to the text of Command Papers within the UK Treaty Series from 1892.