House of Lords papers now available digitally

The National Library of Scotland has been working in partnership with Proquest and the House of Lords to digitise 19th century House of Lords papers.  These are now available alongside the House of Commons digitised material on the  HCPP database.

The project is on going and more material will be added to the site as it becomes available.

The HCPP database can be accessed by anyone in Scotland that has a reader’s card for the National Library of Scotland.



House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Interface refresh!


This October, the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is getting an interface refresh and moving to a new location: the ProQuest Government Platform.

To prepare for this move, please review the following recommended guidelines.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

Moving the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers to the ProQuest Government Platform offers many benefits to both the library and the end user including:

  • Faster, more intuitive interface
  • Related News and ProQuest Congressional items will display, subject to your library’s holdings
  • Cross-searching with Congressional content allows greater exploration into areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy of both the United Kingdom and the United StatesLaunching in late 2015, the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers will provide online access to previously unseen and valuable historical documents, and the very first digitized collection of the 19th century House of Lords Parliamentary Papers.  By cross-searching both the House of Commons and the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers, researchers can explore the greater social, political, economic, and foreign policy of the United Kingdom.
  • For additional information, contact us.
  • View the full list of benefits

This is taken from  Proquest’s site announcing product upgrades.

House of Commons parliamentary papers

Explore the full-text digital archive of House of Commons parliamentary papers back to 1715 with supplementary papers back to 1688 and Hansard, the Official report of debates in Parliament from both House of Commons and House of Lords from 1803-2005 via the National Library of Scotland’s licensed digital collections.
You can get remote access to this resource and many more if you are resident in Scotland with a library card