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We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

Prime Minister's Questions: 8 July 2015

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 8 July 2015. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, visit...

08/07/2015 14:05

Prime Minister's Questions: 1 July 2015

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 July 2015. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, visit...

01/07/2015 13:09

'Irene Ward MP (1895-1980), doughty parliamentarian and campaigner', A talk by Helen Langley

Watch an International Women’s Day talk by historian Helen Langley, with an introduction by Eleanor Laing, about Irene Ward MP. Before Gwyneth Dunwoody, Irene Ward was the female MP with the longest ...

29/06/2015 12:28

UK Parliament Open Lecture – Lucy Powell MP: The work of a Shadow Minister

On Friday 13 February 2015, Lucy Powell MP delivered an Open Lecture on the work of a Shadow Minister, at the University of Manchester Open Lectures form part of the services provided by Parliament f...

26/06/2015 15:07

UK Parliament Open Lecture – Rt Hon Anne Milton MP: The Role of the Whips in Parliament

On Friday 13 March 2015, the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, delivered an Open Lecture on the role of the Whips in Parliament, at the University of Surrey. She discussed the history of the Whips office, the d...

26/06/2015 10:15

Prime Minister's Questions: 24 June 2015

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 June 2015. To find out more about this week's questions, including links to the transcript, visi...

24/06/2015 13:52

The Armada Paintings (Trailer)

Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned some tapestry weavers in Brussels to weave ten large tapestries to commemorate the victory, which hung inside the Hous...

24/06/2015 10:40

The Armada Paintings Part 8/9 – The Final Stage

A huge scaffold is installed inside the Prince’s Chamber at the House of Lords for the tense moment when the Armada paintings are hoisted up and carefully manoeuvred into position.

24/06/2015 10:39

The Armada Paintings Part 7/9 – Preparation

It is vital that the Armada paintings are carefully measured, to ensure that they will fit inside the 40ft high niches inside the Prince’s Chamber. Parliament’s art technicians describe how they are a...

24/06/2015 10:38

The Armada Paintings Part 9/9 – Before Your Very Eyes

For the first time in 400 years, all six Armada scenes are reunited inside the House of Lords. Thanks to the generosity of Mark Piggott KBE and hard work of Antony Oakshett and his team, they can now ...

24/06/2015 10:37

The Armada Paintings Part 6/9 – The Exhibition

Before the Armada paintings are hung in the Prince’s Chamber, they are displayed for the public to see them up-close inside the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords. The project benefactor, Mark Piggot...

24/06/2015 10:36

The Armada Paintings Part 5/9 – The Arrival

The Armada paintings have arrived at the Palace of Westminster. The eight technicians now need to lift them carefully up the Sovereign’s Staircase so as not to damage the iconic Grade 1 listed buildin...

24/06/2015 10:36

The Armada Paintings Part 1/9 - The Story of the Armada

Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned some tapestry weavers in Brussels to weave ten large tapestries to commemorate the victory. They hung in the House of ...

24/06/2015 10:35

The Armada Paintings 2/9 - From Tapestry to Painting

Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned some tapestry weavers in Brussels to weave ten large tapestries to commemorate the victory. They hung in the House of ...

24/06/2015 10:35

The Armada Paintings Part 3/9 - The Painting Process

Lead artist, Antony Oakshett describes the painstaking 19 months of painting inside his temporary studio in Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. The Armada paintings will eventually be hung in the 40ft high bl...

24/06/2015 10:34

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