Sunday, 13 May 2007

The words used

The words used in both Houses of Parliament are reported in Hansard. This is a more or less verbatim account of what is said.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm - Commons

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/lords_hansard_by_date.htm - Lords

Hansard is available on the internet approximately three hours after the words themselves have been spoken. Daily Hansard is available from about 8 am (UK time) the following morning.

Reports from Congress can be found in the Congressional Record. Representative and Senators can extend their remarks by having external documents inserted into the Congressional Record.