Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

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.

How Parliament holds government to account

Find out about the different ways government is held to account by Parliament, including Prime Minister and Minister’s questions and the work of select committees. If you are a teacher, this animatio...

04/09/2014 13:00

Parliament structure explained

Discover the three parts that make up Parliament: the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the monarch. If you are a teacher, this animation is an ideal speedy introduction to Parliament’s Struc...

04/09/2014 12:59

An introduction to Parliament

A short animation that introduces the UK Parliament, looking at its history and how it works today. This is an ideal teaching resource for secondary students studying citizenship or Government & Pol...

04/09/2014 12:59

Future of the BBC – Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into the future of the BBC ahead of its current Royal Charter ending in December 2016. The Committee has teamed up with online ...

22/08/2014 19:23

Cleaning the Great Clock 2014

During the week of 18 August 2014 Parliament’s Great Clock, also known as Big Ben, underwent essential maintenance. Further information can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2014/aug...

22/08/2014 12:59

General Election Explained (2010)

Take a look back at the UK general election 2010. Presented by Jay Foreman, The General Election Xplained introduces elections and voting in a fun, accessible way. For educational supporting resourc...

21/08/2014 08:26

Scottish Affairs Committee afternoon session 14 August in Glasgow | House of Commons

The Scottish Affairs Committee took evidence in Glasgow on Thursday 14 August 2014. The session is part of the Committee's inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. This afternoon sess...

20/08/2014 15:28

Scottish Affairs Committee morning session 14 August in Glasgow | House of Commons

The Scottish Affairs Committee took evidence in Glasgow on Thursday 14 August 2014. The session is part of the Committee's inquiry into the Referendum on Separation for Scotland. The committee met t...

19/08/2014 15:31

Scottish Affairs Committee morning session 5 August in Edinburgh | House of Commons

The Scottish Affairs Committee took evidence in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5 August 2014. The session is part of the Committee's inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. Find out more: http...

13/08/2014 13:03

Ramsay MacDonald opposing entering WW1

Hear a re-enactment of Ramsay MacDonald's response to Sir Edward Grey's address on the eve of the First World War, 3rd August 1914, opposing the recommendation that Britain should enter the war. Hea...

30/07/2014 11:03

Sir Edward Grey on entering WW1

Hear a re-enactment of Sir Edward Grey's address on the eve of the First World War, 3rd August 1914, recommending that Britain should enter the war. Hear a re-enactment of Ramsay Macdonald's opposit...

30/07/2014 11:03

Communities and Local Government Select Committee - Litter inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) have launched their inquiry into litter. They want to hear from individuals, local authorities and other organisations about what can be done to ta...

22/07/2014 11:45

Highlights from the Digital Democracy Commission, Marketing Industry Round Table Event

The Speaker's Commission held a marketing industry roundtable event on Tuesday 2 July. The event focussed on the Commission's themes of engagement (between Parliament and its citizens), and Parliament...

18/07/2014 12:25

Evidence from the Digital Democracy Commission, Marketing Industry Round Table Event

The Speaker's Commission held a marketing industry roundtable event on Tuesday 2 July. The event focussed on the Commission's themes of engagement (between Parliament and its citizens), and Parliament...

18/07/2014 12:11

Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee - UK Constitution

Graham Allen MP on mapping the path to codifying - or not codifying - the UK's Constitution. To find out more please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select...

10/07/2014 13:09

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