Public Information Online is a complete collection of parliamentary papers from the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and Scottish Government. All sections are updated daily and papers are available to download as PDFs. Content includes:

From the UK Parliament (2006/07 session onwards)

  • House of Commons Papers 
  • House of Lords Papers 
  • bills
  • explanatory notes 
  • Command Papers 
  • Standing and Public Bill Committees 

From the Scottish Parliament (from session 3)

  • papers 
  • bills and explanatory notes 
  • policy memorandums to bills 

From the Northern Ireland Assembly (from 2008/09 session)

  • papers 
  • bills 
  • explanatory and financial memorandums

Dandy Booksellers has been supplying Parliamentary material to public and academic libraries for 20 years. The Parliamentary Bookshop is the content supplier for Public Information Online and is a trading division of the House of Commons with unparalleled access to its documents and information.

Public Information Online offers the widest range of official publications on one site with unlimited access. The user can search by parliament, session, category, ISBN, title, paper number, date, corporate author, phrase and keywords. Public Information Online also supports Boolean, wildcard, fuzzy and proximity searches.

Parliamentary Information Management Services (PIMS) records are used which follow the House of Commons' thesaurus. With over 5,000 subject categories, users can easily narrow down their searches into relevant subject areas.

Public Information Online has now been extended to include key non Parliamentary publications from many departments including:

  • Audit Commission Competition Commission 
  • Department of Communities and Local Government Department for Transport 
  • Department for Work and Pensions Forestry Commission 
  • Health and Safety Executive Law Commission reports/consultation papers 
  • Office for National Statistics 

Public Information Online also offers a database of contact details for civil servants as published in the Civil Service Yearbook.

How to subscribe

If you wish to subscribe, first take a look at the Model Licence. For pricing information please use the contact details below quoting Arts Council England’s Reference Online:

Donna Ravenhill or Phil Stears
Dandy Booksellers Limited
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Telephone: 020 7624 2993  
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