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Hansard

(hăn`sərd), name given to the official record of the proceedings of the British Parliament, named after the Hansard family of printers. Luke Hansard (1752–1828) was printer to the House of Commons and published Journals of the House of Commons (1774–1828) based on information from other printed sources. William CobbettCobbett, William
, 1763?–1835, British journalist and reformer. The son of a farm laborer, he ran away from home at 14 and later joined the British army. He resigned in order to expose abuses in the military forces, but, unable to prove his accusations, he fled to France
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 began (1804) a series of unofficial reports of the debates that was printed by Luke's son, Thomas Curson Hansard (1776–1833), who took over the enterprise in 1812. The reports were published by the family firm until 1890 and by different contractors until 1909, when the House of Commons instituted a series of official reports. The House of Lords followed suit in 1917, and substantially verbatim daily reports became available. Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the reports are still generally referred to as Hansard, and the name appears on the title page.

Bibliography

See J. C. Trewin and E. M. King, Printer to the House (1952).

Hansard

1. the official report of the proceedings of the British Parliament
2. a similar report kept by other legislative bodies
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Now the whole Hansard is transcribed, edited, and posted to the Internet about two to three hours after the House rises.
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When the Speaker made the ruling stating Hansard must be 100 per cent verbatim he probably was thinking that it was already almost 100 per cent verbatim.
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