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.

UK Parliament tour - Lobbies

The Lobbies to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords are important ante-rooms where Members can collect papers, find out about the business of the day and receive messages. Find out more...

03/08/2010 16:58

UK Parliament tour - Bills and Voting

The House of Commons and the House of Lords are each integral to the process of scrutinising, revising and passing new legislation. Although similar, each House maintains its own traditions and custo...

03/08/2010 16:34

UK Parliament tour - House of Commons Chamber

The House of Commons Chamber is where Members of Parliament meet to discuss legislation, to hold the Government to account and debate issues that concern them or their constituents. Rebuilt after it w...

03/08/2010 16:07

UK Parliament tour - Central Lobby

Central Lobby is at the heart of the Houses of Parliament. It sits between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. UK constituents can come here to meet a Member of Parliament or a Member of th...

03/08/2010 15:43

UK Parliament tour - St Stephen's Hall

St Stephen's Hall was rebuilt after the fire of 1834 that destroyed much of the Houses of Parliament. Before the fire, St Stephen's Hall was the home of the House of Commons and witnessed important d...

03/08/2010 15:19

UK Parliament tour - Westminster Hall

Over its 900 year history, Westminster Hall has been closely involved with the life of the nation. It has hosted trials of important figures such as Sir Thomas More and Guy Fawkes, coronation banquet...

03/08/2010 14:47

UK Parliament tour - Welcome to the Houses of Parliament

This short video is an introduction to the UK Houses of Parliament, from the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, to Parliament's history, art and architecture. Find out more about Pa...

03/08/2010 14:25

Art, History & Politics

Lord Soley talks to the Curator of Works of Art in the Palace of Westminster to Malcolm Hay about a painting by Charles West Cope.

27/05/2010 16:56

The Great Fire 1834 - Burning down the House

This is a BBC Parliament Film about the Great Fire of 1834 which destroyed many of the original medieval parliament buildings. For more information about the 1834 fire in Parliament visit the living ...

20/01/2010 11:45

Speakers Conference

Members of the Speaker's Conference - a Committee of MPs, from all parties, asked to look into issues about the representation of women, ethnic minorities and disabled people in the House of Commons a...

17/01/2010 17:06

Tonly Blair's first Prime Minister's Questions: 21 May 1997

Tony Blair led Labour to general election victory on 2 May 1997. Mr Blair's first Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) took place on 21 May 1997. It was also the first time that PMQs was held in a new fo...

25/11/2009 12:01

Margaret Thatcher's last Prime Minister's Questions: 27 November 1990

Margaret Thatcher's last Prime Minister's Question Time took place on Tuesday 27 November 1990. Mrs Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party on 22 November 1990, former...

25/11/2009 11:34

Commons Speaker, John Bercow, answers your questions on procedure

In this film the Commons Speaker answers questions sent in by the public about how he will manage procedure in the Commons Chamber and changes he will make.

18/09/2009 13:59

Commons Speaker, John Bercow, answers your questions about re-engaging with young people

Final cut of the fourth and final video from the interview with the Speaker. The Speaker discusses the role of the Youth Parliament and how young people can become re-engaged with the political proces...

14/09/2009 16:46

Shine in the House of Lords

On 10 July 2009 the House of Lords hosted a debate by and for young people about the issues that affect them. Chaired by the Lord Speaker, the debate in the Lords Chamber was the flagship event for ...

08/09/2009 15:14

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