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GUIDE TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

by Paul Boswell
revised and updated by Charles Bean
Serial and Government Publications Division Library of Congress

January 1995

			


                           TABLE OF CONTENTS



I. Parliamentary Publications

       A.  Sessional Papers:

             1.   House of Lords Papers ........................ 4

             2.   House of Commons Papers ...................... 4

             3.   House of Lords Bills ......................... 4

             4.   House of Commons Bills ....................... 4

             5.   Sessional Papers in the Microform Reading Rm.. 5

             6.   Command Papers ............................... 6

       B.  House of Lords Parliamentary Debates ................ 6

       C.  House of Commons Parliamentary Debates .............. 7

       D.  Debates in Standing Committees ...................... 7

       E.  Public General Acts ................................. 8

       F.  Local Acts .......................................... 8

       G.  Church Assembly Measures ............................ 8

       H.  Statutory Instruments ............................... 8

II.    Non-Parliamentary Publications .......................... 9

III.   Indexes:

       A.  HMSO Catalogues ..................................... 9

       B.  Sessional Paper indexes (by individual sessions) ... 10

       C.  Sessional Paper Indexes(50-Year Cumulations) ....... 11

       D.  Specialized 100-Year Indexes ....................... 12

       E.  Sectional Lists .................................... 12

IV.    Summaries of Sessional Papers ("Breviates") ............ 13




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V.  Dictionaries ............................................... 14

VI. Bibliography of Treatises on British Government Publications.14

VII.   Supplements:

          A. American-British Analogues ........................ 15

          B. Geographical Entries British Research Laboratories. 16

          C. Changed call numbers .............................. 16







































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I. Parliamentary Publications

          A. Sessional Papers

          There is no collection of U. S. government publications
quite comparable to the British Sessional Papers. If to the
Congressional Serial Set of House and Senate Reports and House and
Senate Documents were added the more important annual and
monographic reports of the Executive departments and independent
agencies, then the United States would have an organized block of
Government publications something like the House of Commons
Sessional Papers and the House of Lords Sessional Papers.  James T.
Shotwell, in his Records of Civilization, 1962, calls these Papers
"the richest and most important nineteenth century collection of
printed government records in existence in any country." If any
type of source must be regarded as the most important for English
social and economic history in modern times, the Blue Books,* or
Parliamentary Papers, must be chosen.

          The Library of Congress has the British Sessional Papers
in the following formats for the following dates:

DATE          HOUSE        PUBLISHER     CALL#            LOCATION

1788-1835     (Lords)      UMI           (Mic. 02600)     MicroRR
1806-1859     (Lords)      Oceana        (Mic. 02600)     MicroRR
1821-1971/72  (Lords)      Bound vols    (J3Ol.J6)        Stacks
1731-1790     (Commons)    UMI           (02601)          MicroRR
1731-1900     (Commons)    Readex micro- (None)           MicroRR
                            print cards                         
1797-1976/77  (Commons)    Bound vols    (J3Ol.K6)         Stacks 
1972/73-74/75 (Commons)    British Libr  (Film(o)83/401)   MicroRR 
1975/76-      (Commons)    Chad-Healey   (Fiche(o)83/400)  MicroRR 


Sessional Papers include the following categories in numbered
sub-series: 
  House of Lords Papers (HL)
  House of Commons Papers (HC)
  House of Lords Bills
  House of Commons Bills
  Papers by Command

     Current unbound House of Lords Bills (numbered in parenthesis)
and House of Common Bills (numbered in brackets) are available in
the Law Library.

*A Blue Book is an official report, statistical or other
publication, which because of its bulk, is provided with a
blue cover of stouter quality than the inside pages; when no cover
is provided, the document is called a White Paper.


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BRITISH SESSIONAL PAPERS IN THE MICROFORM READING ROOM:


Session Format/Number     Index                How arranged
                                               (how to request)
       
1972-3  film (o)83/401    vol. 36 (last reel)  by volume number

1973-4        "           vol. 13 (last reel)        "

1974-5        "           vol. 40 (reel 38)          "

1975-6  fiche (o)83/400   vol. XLVIII (fiche)*       "

1976-7        "           vol. XLIX (fiche)*         "

1977-8        "           vol. LV (fiche)*           "

1978-9        "           vol. XXV (fiche)*          "

1979-80       "           H.C. 849 (fiche)*    by HC,Cmnd,Bill num.

1980-1                    printed catalog in         "
                          Reading Room;     
                          indexed; must use 
                          several years
                          of catalog to cover
                          entire session
                          Z2009.G822

1981-2                          "                    "

1982-3                          "                    "

1983-4                          "                    "

1984-5                          "                    "

1985-6 ................... fiche index*              "

1986-7                          "                    "

1987-8                          "                    "





    *These indexes are kept in a binder in the Microform
Reading Room labelled House of Commons Sessional Papers, Index
(Microfiche (w)86/102).

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I. Parliamentary Publications (Continued)

Papers by Command numbers run consecutively from session to session
for thirty or forty years at a stretch--usually until they
approach, but do not reach, 10,000.  To date there have been
five series of Papers by Command:

1833-1868/69               No.1 to No.4222
1870-1899                  C.1 to C.9550
1900-1918                  Cd.1 to Cd.9239
1918-1956                  Cmd.1 to Cmd.9889
1956-                      Cmnd.1 to Cmnd. ...

Also in the Law Library, LM-201 (LAW GB 8 Cmnd)


B. House of Lords Parliamentary Debates

          Current Issues of House of Lords Parliamentary Debates
are available through the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room. 
They are received in daily editions (white covers) and weekly
editions (tan covers) approximately six weeks after publication.

          Non-Current Issues of House of Lords Parliamentary
Debates have been published separately from the House of Commons
Parliamentary Debates since 1909.  Before then, Lords and Commons
Debates were published in the same volumes--much as U.S. Senate and
House of Representatives Proceedings and Debates are still
published in the same volumes of the Congressional Record. The
non-current Debates are located in the general collections.

1066-1803           Cobbett, William and Wright, J.
(J3Ol.H2)           The Parliamentary History of England.
                    36 volumes

1803-1908           Gt.Brit. Parliament.
(J3Ol.H22)          The Parliamentary Debates
                    (This call number has been changed to J3Ol.H22,
                    but the entire 622-volume series is still     
                    shelved under the old call number, J30l.H5)

1909-1969           Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Lords
(J3Ol.H6)           The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
                    Official Report

1968-               Gt.Brit.  Parliament. House of Lords
(J301.J22)          The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) Official
Report

1973-               Gt.Brit.  Parliament. House of Lords
(J301.J23)          The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Daily
                    Issues, uncorrected.
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1. Parliamentary Publications (Continued)

   C. House of Commons Parliamentary Debates:
Current Issues of the House of Commons Parliamentary Debates are
available through the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room. They
are received in daily editions (white covers) and weekly editions
(green covers).

Non-Current Issues Prior to 1909 House of Commons Parliamentary
Debates were bound with House of Lords Parliamentary Debates as
noted in section B above.

Non-Current Issues subsequent to 1909, House of Commons
Parliamentary Debates are classified as follows:

1909-1969           Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Commons
(J3Ol.H6)           Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
                    Daily issues, uncorrected
                    (Call number has been changed to J301.K23 but 
                    1909-1969 volumes are still shelved under     
                    J30l.H6)

1909-1971           Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Commons
(J3Ol.H62)          Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
                    Official Report.
                    (Call number has been changed to J301.K22 but
                    1909-1971 volumes are still shelved under
                    J30l.H62).

1970-               Gt.Brit.  Parliament.  House of Commons
(J3O1.K22)          Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
                    Official Report

1970-               Gt.Brit.  Parliament.  House of Commons
(J30l.K23)          Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
                    Daily issues, uncorrected

   D. Debates in Standing Committees.  Official Reports:
These consist of the reports of the standing committees appointed
to review bills after their second reading.

1919-1968           Gt.Brit.  Parliament
(J3Ol.H63)          Parliamentary Debates. Official Report.
                    Standing Committees
                    (Call number has been changed to J301.K24, but
                    1919-1968 volumes are still shelved under     
                    J30l.H63).

1971-               Gt.Brit. Parliament
(J30l.K24)          Parliamentary  Debates.  Official Report.
                    Standing Committees


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1. Parliamentary Publications (Continued)

          E. Public General Acts

Current Issues of Gt.Brit. Laws, Statutes, etc.  Acts are
available, unbound,, in Law Library Non-Current Issues of Gt. 
Brit. Laws, Statutes, etc.  The Public General Acts and Church
Assembly Measures are issued annually in bound volumes in which the
Acts are arranged chronologically in the sequence in which they
received the Royal Assent.  Each Act is assigned a Chapter number. 
Acts must be cited by year and Chapter number and are available in
the Law library.  Also available in the Law library are two private
services Halsbury's Laws of England and Current Law Statutes which
publish the acts along with useful commentary on them.  The later
also refers to the volumes of the Parliamentary Debates in which
the debates on the bills are reported.

          F. Local Acts

Current Issues of Gt.Brit.  Laws, Statutes, etc.  The Local and
Personal Acts are available, unbound, in the Law Library

Non-Current Issues of Gt.Brit.  Laws, Statutes, etc.  The Local
and Personal Acts, 1888 to date are available, bound, in Law
Library

          G. Church Assembly Measures

Current Issues of Church Assembly Measures are available with the
Public General Acts, unbound, in the Law Library.

Non-Current Issues of Church Assembly Measures are available,
bound, in The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures in
the Law Library.

          H. Statutory Instruments.
Statutory Instruments are items of delegated legislation - i.e.,
rules and regulations promulgated by non-parliamentary agencies
under authority granted by parliament. Statutory Instruments are
comparable to the regulations which in the United States would be
found in the Federal Register or the Code of Federal Regulations.

Current Issues of Gt.Brit.  Laws, Statutes, etc.  Statutory
Instruments are available in loose-leaf binders in the Law Library.

Non-Current Issues of Gt.Brit.  Laws, Statutes, etc.  Statutory
Instruments, 1948 to date are available in bound volume form in the
Law Library.




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II.     Non-Parliamentary Publications

        Prior to 1980 there is no comprehensive set of British
Non-Parliamentary government publications comparable in magnitude
to such Parliamentary series as the Sessional Papers. Parliamentary
Debates, or Public General Acts. For guidance in using the
multitude of papers published by Non-Parliamentary ministries
before 1980, please consult Section III, below.

Beginning with 1980, Chadwyck-Healey has published a collection of
Non-Parliamentary publications on microfiche entitled:

1980-         British Official Publications not Published by HMSO.
Microfiche    Cambridge, England, Chadwyck-Healey, [1981-
(o) 83/403    Microfiches. (Microform Reading Room)


This collection includes publications from over 350 organizations,
financed or controlled completely or partially by the British
government, and not published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 
The collection excludes highly technical and ephemeral material and
internal publications (e.g. memoranda); it includes reports and
studies, periodicals, newsletters, leaflets, publicity materials,
etc. Access to the microfiche collection may be gained by
consulting the:

1980-         Catalog of British official Publications not
Z2009.C357    Published by HMSO.
              Cambridge, England, Chadwyck-Healey, [1981-
              (Microform Reading Room. Also available in the      
              Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room)

This publication lists titles in alphabetical order by publishing
body, with an index by subject and name. Not all publications
listed in the Catalog are on the microfiche collection. Where
microfiche is available, the number of fiche and the microfiche
identification number are noted. You may request by year and entry
number in the Microform Reading Room.

III.  Indexes:

          A.  HMSO (Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office)
              Catalogues

The first resort of the searcher for British government
publications, if one is concerned with fairly recent materials, is
the Stationery Office Catalogues.  They may be found in:

The Main Reading Room Alcove, The Newspaper and Current Periodical
Room Reference Collection, The general stacks. The title, call
number and contents of these HMSO Catalogues have varied slightly
over the years:
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III.                Indexes (Continued)

1899-1919     Gt.Brit. Stationery Office
Z2009.G796    Quarterly List (with prices and postage             
              affixed) of official publications issued in...

1901-1921     Gt.Brit. Stationery Office
Z2009.G8      Quarterly List (with prices and postage
              affixed) of Parliamentary publications issued       
              by HMSO in...

1922-1935     Gt.Brit. Stationery Office
Z2009.G82     Consolidated List of Parliamentary and Stationery   
              Office publications with prices (strictly net) and  
              postage affixed issued by HMSO

1936-1978     Gt.Brit. Stationery Office
Z2009.G822    Consolidated List of Government Publications...
              (Current unbound monthly issues of the Consolidated 
              List are shelved with the bound annual volumes in the
              Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room)

The Consolidated List of Government Publications (whether monthly
or annual) is sub-divided into two main sections:

Parliamentary Publications.  These are arranged in numerical order
under the various parliamentary series.

Classified List, Non-Parliamentary and Parliamentary.
This second part is arranged by issuing agency, including all the
items in part 1 above.  This is the principal guide to British
non-Parliamentary government publications.

          B. Sessional Paper Indexes (by individual session)

The final volume of each set of volumes for a sessional year is the
Index volume.  Each Index volume is subdivided into five sections:

          Contents of the volume
          Bills in order of Sessional numbers
          Reports, Accounts and Papers in order of Sessional Numbs.
          Command Papers in Numerical order
          Alphabetical Index

In the section "Command Papers in Numerical Order" the location of
the Command Paper in the Sessional Paper set is cited by volume and
page.  For example in the Sessional Paper Index Volume for the
1976-1977 session the following citation appears:



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III. Indexes (Continued):

              "Cmnd 6800. Review Body on Doctors' and             
              Dentists' Remuneration. Seventh Report 1977...
              xlii, 423"

The Roman numeral indicates the number of the volume in the set of
Sessional Papers, in this case for 1976-77 (volume 42). The Arabic
numeral 423 refers to the hand-written page number in the House of
Commons Library's set. The bound set in the Library of Congress has
no page numbers. To get around this problem, you need to consult
the Table of Contents at the beginning of volume 42 and note
exactly where the report appears, then locate it by leafing
through the entire session.


          C. Sessional Paper Indexes (50-Year Cumulations)

There are three fifty-year cumulative Indexes to the Sessional
Papers covering the 150 years from 1801 to 1949. These may be found
in the Main Reading Room Alcoves or in the Reference Collection of
the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room.  The titles and call
numbers vary slightly in the different editions:

1801-1852     Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Commons
J3Ol.M3       General Index to the Accounts and Papers
1601-1852a    Reports of Commissioners, Estimates, etc., printed by

             order of the House of Commons or presented by command 
             1801-1852

1852-1899     Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Commons
J30I.K6       General alphabetical index to the Bills, Reports,   
              Estimates, Accounts and Papers presented by order of 
              the House of Commons and of the Papers presented by 
              command 1852-1899

1900-1949     Gt.Brit. Parliament. House of Commons. Library.
J301.K6       General index to the Bills, Reports and Papers      
              printed by order of the House of Commons and to the 
              Reports and Papers presented by Command             
              1900-1949.










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III. Indexes (Continued)

              D. Specialized 100-year indexes:

There have been two notable 100-year Indexes that cover only
certain categories of Sessional Papers:

1812-1911     Adam, Margaret Isabella, and others.
Z202O.C7A3    Guide to the principal Parliamentary Papers
              relating to the Dominions, 1812-1911. Prepared      
              by Margaret I. Adam, John Ewing, and James          
              Munro. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1913. 201        
              pp. (General Collection)

1814-1914     Temperley, Harold William Vazeille and Lillian 
Z2009.T28     M. Penson. A Century of Diplomatic Blue Books,
              Cambridge, The University Press, 1938. 616  pp.
              (Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room)


It should be noted that items listed in the above works by Adam and
Temperley were deliberately omitted from Percy and Grace Ford's
Select List of British Parliamentary Papers, 1833-1899, published
in 1953.

          E. Sectional Lists:

From time to time Her Majesty's Stationery office issues Sectional
Lists of government publications which are helpful in identifying
Non-Parliamentary Government publications. There have been about 70
of these Lists, some of which are no longer in print. Current
issues only of the following Sectional Lists are available through 
the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. Use the heading:

          Great Britain. Stationery office. 
          Government Publications.  Sectional list number ...

Agriculture and Food (list #1)
Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings (list #27) 
British National Archives (list #24)
Civil Service (list #44)
Construction (list #61)
Ministry of Defense, Navy Department, Army Department, Air Force  
     Department (list #67)               
Department of Education and Science (list #2)
Department of Employment (list #21)
Department of Energy, Trade and Industry (list #3)
Department of the Environment (list #5)
Forestry Commission (list #31)
British Geological Survey (list # 45)
Department of Health and Social Security (list #11)
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (list #17)
Home office (list #26)
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Board of Inland Revenue (list #29) 
Land Registry Forms (list #43)
Meteorological Office (list #37)   
Miscellaneous List (list #50)
Overseas Affairs (list #69)
Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (list #56)
Royal Commissions (list #59)
Scotland (list #71)
Scottish Home and Health Department (list #66)
Department of Transport (list #22)
H.M. Treasury and Allied Departments (list #32)
Victoria and Albert Museum (list #55)


IV. Summaries of Sessional Papers ("Breviates")

The following works covering a period of 278 years (1696-1974) are
a series of Breviates or summaries of Sessional Papers in which
sometimes lengthy Papers are condensed to less than a single page. 
Unless otherwise indicated, the following may be found in the
Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, Reference
Collection.

1696-1834     Hansard, Luke Graves, 1783-1841
Z2019.174     Catalogue and Breviate of Parliamentary Papers,
              Vol. 1 1696-1834. Irish University Press series     
              of British Parliamentary Papers, Hansard's          
              Catalogue and Breviate of Parliamentary Papers,
              1696-1834, with an introduction by P. Ford,
              Professor Emeritus, and G. Ford. University of      
              Southampton, Index I. (Main Reading Room)

1833-1899     Ford, Percy
J301.M3       Select list of British Parliamentary Papers,


1900-1916     Ford, Percy
JN549.F59     A breviate of Parliamentary Papers, 1900-1916
1969

1917-1939     Ford, Percy
JN549.F6      A Breviate of Parliamentary Papers, 1917-1939

1940-1954     Ford, Percy
JN549.F62     A Breviate of Parliamentary Papers, 1940-1954

1965-1974     Ford, Percy
Z2009.A1F59   Ford lists of British Parliamentary Papers,         
              1965-74, together with special commentaries,
              edited by Diana Marshallsay and J.H. Smith, --
              Nendeln, Liechtenstein, KTO Press, 1979

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V. Dictionaries.

If you feel a trifle vague about the exact meaning of such
parliamentary terms as: "Back Bencher, Private Bill, Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, Catching the Speaker's Eye, Chiltern
hundreds, Divisions, Demise of the Grown, Father of the House,
Guillotine, Royal assent, Spying Strangers, Unparliamentary
Language or the Woolsack" or other British governmentese terms you
may find it useful to consult:

JN594.A7      Abraham and Hawtrey's Parliamentary Dictionary
1970

JN50O.D7      Dod's Parliamentary Companion, chapter on           
              "Parliamentary Terms".

KD4354.M38    Erskine May's Parliamentary Practice. 19th ed. 1976.
              (Law Library)

JN555.W5      Wilding, N.P. Laundy An Encyclopedia of Parliament.
1968


VI.  Bibliography. Treatises on British government publications:

Z2009.B87     British Library.  State Paper Room.
1976          Checklist of British Official Serial Publications.  
              1976


Z2009.C69     Coolidge, John E.
              A Brief Guide to the use of the Government Documents
              of Great Britain and the United States. 1968

Stresses the Readex Microprint Corporation edition of Debates to
1918 and Sessional Papers to 1900.



Z2009.AlC8    Cowell, Frank Richard
              Brief Guide to Government Publications. 1938

2 pages on Parliamentary Papers. 38 pages on Non-Parliamentary
Papers arranged by subject.


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Z2009.AlF6    Ford, Percy
1956          A Guide to Parliamentary Papers, What they are;
              How to find them; How to use them.

This shortest guide to parliamentary and non-parliamentary papers
is written by the author of the seven volumes of Breviates listed
on page 14 above. A list of Indexes and Catalogues is included.



Z674.S63      Marshallsay, Diana
No. 2         Official Publications; Survey of the Current        
              Situation. (Southampton, University of Southampton, 
              1972 31 p. 29 cm.  University Library, occasional   
              Paper No. 3) 

This work by Diana Marshallsay, the collaborator with Percy Ford,
in the compilation of some of the later Breviates, was published by
the Library of the University of Southampton, which has very
comprehensive holdings of British government publications.



Z2009.M64       Morgan, Annie Mary
                British government publications; an index to      
                Chairmen and Authors, 1941-1966.  Edited by A. Mary
                Morgan, London, Library Association.  Reference,  
                Special and Information Section in association with
                Birmingham Public Libraries. 1969. 193 p. 124 cm

This work is arranged by author rather than by subject.



Z2009.04      Olle, James Gordon Herbert
1973          An introduction to British government publications,
              by James G. Olle. 2d ed., fully revised and enlarged.
              London, Association of Assistant Librarians, 1973.  
              175 p. 22 cm.

This work covers both parliamentary and nonparliamentary
publications, and has separate chapters on finding old ones and new
ones.  It also discusses HMSO as an agent for the distribution of
publications of international organizations.

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Z2009.P45     Pemberton, John E.
1971          British official publications.                      
              1st ed. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press            
              (1971) 315 p. 22 cm.

Pemberton's 315-page book is developed at greater length than
Ford's Guide to Parliamentary Papers.  He is given to compiling
tables.  His "Concordance of Common Papers, 1833-1968" tells what
range of Command Paper numbers appear in each year.  He has a Table
of Regnal Years, equating the regnal years of each monarch with
the calendar year.

Henry III   5    1220-21
Eliz. II   11    1962-63

Included are long lists of Commissions and Committees, and a very
good list of reference books on British Government publications.



Z2009.R62     Rodgers, Frank
              A Guide to British Government Publications,
              H.W. Wilson Company, New York, 1980. xviii, 750 p.: 
              24 cm.

This volume is the largest, and the latest of many treatises on
British government publications.  It is an encyclopedic tome
covering with equal thoroughness the history of British government
publications and their status as of 1980. The book is made uniquely
useful by its comprehensive 60 page index. The 4-page Glossary is
also concise, authoritative, useful.


















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VII. Supplements
     A. A few American-British analogues

     The analogues in the table below must be taken with a grain of
salt. Persons already familiar with U.S. Congressional publications
may find it useful to know some of the British equivalents.


UNITED STATES                      GREAT BRITAIN

Congress                           Parliament

Senate                             House of Lords

House of Representatives           House of Commons

Congressional Record               Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)

U.S. Statutes-at-Large             Public General Acts and Church 
                                   Assembly Measures

U.S. Code                          (Official) Index to the        
                                   Statutes (Private) Halsbury's
                                   Statutes of England

Federal Register                   Statutory Instruments, other   
                                   than those of a local,         
                                   personal, or temporary         
                                   character


U.S. Code of Federal Regulations   (Official) Index to Government 
                                   Orders. (Private) Halsbury's   
                                   Statutory Instruments

Congressional Serial Set           Sessional Papers (Includes many 
                                   papers from non-Parliamentary  
                                   agencies of government as well 
                                   as Parliamentary publications).

Hearings                           Minutes of Evidence (Most      
                                   included in Sessional Papers)

Congressional Staff Directory      Dod's Parliamentary Companion
                                   Vacher's Parliamentary Companion

GPO (Government Printing Office)   HMSO (Her Majesty's Stationery 
                                   Office)

Vote                               Division

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VII. Supplements (Continued)
     B. Geographical entries of British Research Laboratories

The Library of Congress has cataloged many of the British Research
Laboratories and Technical Libraries not under their familiar names
(e.g., Atomic Energy Research Establishment) but under the names of
the cities in which they are located (e.g., Harwell, England). The
following is a partial list of such entries.

Atomic Energy Research Establishment  See: Harwell, England

Building Research Station             See: Garston, England

Forest Products Research Laboratory   See: Princess Risborough,   
                                           England

Infestation Congrol Laboratory        See: Tolworth, England

National Engineering Laboratories     See: East Kilbride, Scotland

National Lending Library for
Science and Technology                See: Boston Spa, England

National Physical Laboratory          See: Teddington, England

Radiochemical Centre                  See: Amersham, England

Road Research Laboratory              See: Harmondsworth, England

Royal Observatory                     See: Hurstmonceaux, England

Science Museum Library                See: London, England

Warren Spring Laboratory              See: Stevanage, England

     C. Changed Call Numbers

In the following table are some J301 call numbers that have been
changed in the public catalog but not changed on the spines of the
books in the stacks. As a result, these earlier dated volumes are
shelved under the old call number. Later volumes are shelved under
the new number.

NEW CATALOG NUMBER                      DATES   ACTUAL SHELF NUMBER

J301   Gt.Brit. Parliament              1803-   J301  (Shelved at
.H22     Parliamentary Debates          1908    .H22  J301.H5
                                                      2-85)

                               18

J301   Gt.Brit. Parliament. HofCommons  1909-   J301
.K22     Debates (Hansard)              1971    .H62
         Official Reports

J301   Gt.Brit. Parliament. HofLords.   1909-   J301
.J22     Parliamentary Debates          1969    .H62
         (Hansard). Official Reports

J301   Gt.Brit. Parliament. HofCommons. 1909-   J301
.K23     Parliamentary Debates          1970    .H6
         (Daily Issues, uncorrected)

J301   Gt.Brit. Parliament. HofLords.   1909-   J301
.J23     Parliamentary Debates          1970    .H6
         (Daily Issues, uncorrected)

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