Using this website

Advanced Search Engine
The website has a simple search and an advanced search option. If you have any questions about the results produced by the search service, please contact the site webmaster

Contact Us
If you are having difficulties finding something out about Parliament please use our contact page to send comments or questions to either the information offices or the website technical team.

Copyright page
The copyright page sets out the different rules you should be aware of before using material or images on this website.

Email alerting service
This service will enable you to subscribe to regular alerts about news and updates to the website.

Help page
This is a general help page which highlights certain services which you may be interested in using.

Pdf readers
This page sets out information about Pdf Readers and how to use them as the website does have a lot of Pdf material such as Research Papers and Library Notes which require certain software to be on users' computers.

Privacy Policy
This page sets out the controls we have in place to protect any information you may send to us through the website.

Web and Intranet Board
You can read Parliament's Web and Intranet Board minutes which give an overview of the substantial programme of ongoing work to Parliament's website and intranet.

Use of cookies on this website
The UK Parliament website uses a product called WebTrends to collect information about user visits to our site and this is achieved by sending a cookie to sit on user's computers.

This cookie then collects information relating solely to how users move across our website and will only be used to enhance the services we offer. The cookie does not give us any access to information stored on your computer and are not shared with Members of Parliament, other websites or Government offices and do not track or store personal information. The cookie code does includes a reference to an independent company called TSO but they are only the suppliers of the product and are not involved in how the data is used by us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but they can be turned off, usually by going to the Tools menu and Options if you use IE or Firefox. However, please consult your browser's manual or online help for further information about disabling cookies. If you do disable cookies this will not prevent you from viewing all the information we hold on our web site.