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Official Documents

Official Documents is the official reference facility for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers. From May 2005 onwards, all Command Papers and House of Commons Papers, as well as key Departmental papers, are available for free on the site in PDF format.

All documents can be viewed online and printed out. You can also search for documents to quickly find what you are looking for.

Printed copies of reports found on this site can be bought from TSO's Parliamentary and Legal bookshop.

All Command Papers are Crown Copyright and House of Commons Papers are Parliamentary Copyright. More information on the intellectual property issues associated with these documents can be found on the Copyright page of Official Documents.

This site contains a full listing of Command Papers and House of Commons Papers (HCPs) from 17 May 2005 to the present.

The site also contains a selection of papers published before 17 May 2005 which are accessible via the Advanced Search page. If you are unable to locate a paper published before this date using this search functionality, please contact TSO Bookshop to purchase a copy or check with a Legal Deposit library such as the British Library.