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OSCOLA referencing guide (Online): Hansard & Select Committee reports

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Hansard

To create a reference to Hansard, you need to say if the entry if House of Commons (HC) or House of Lords (HL), followed by 'Deb' for debate, the date, volume, and common number. If you are referring to a written answer in the House of Commons put a 'W' after the column number. if you are referring to a written answer in the House of Lords put 'WA' before the column number.

Examples: HC Deb 3 February 1977, vol 389, cols 973-76

HC Deb 4 July 1997m vol 280, col 505W

HL deb 21 July 2005, vol 673, col WA261

If you are using Hansard Online, reference it in the same way as you would the printed version

There is no change in format between a footnote reference and a bibliography entry.

Select Committee reports

To create a reference to a Select Committee Report, use the name of the committee, followed by the name of the report in italics and either HC or Hl in brackets. You then need the years of Parliament session and the serial number of the report which you can find on the bottom of its title page.

Example: Defence Select Committee, Iraq: An Initial Assessment of Post-conflict Operations (HC 2004-05 65-I) paras 85-91

To pointpoint paragraphs, use para or paras before the numbers.

There is no change in format between a footnote reference and a bibliography entry.