Hansard is the record of parliamentary debates.
The term Hansard is also used to refer to the unit of the Department of Parliamentary Services that publishes the printed record. Hansard's primary role is to accurately and promptly report the proceedings of the Parliament, the parliamentary committees and other forums.
The origins of Hansard as well as how it is produced today are described in more detail in About Hansard
Hansard produces and publishes Daily Hansard and weekly Hansard, which can be downloaded from 1999 onwards.
Earlier Hansard volumes for all Parliaments from 1856 to 1999 are also available for download.
The full text of Hansard can also be searched from 1991 onwards.Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013