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About Public Information Online

Public Information Online is a comprehensive resource of government information from the United Kingdom.

You can easily cross search over 300,000 papers of the UK government, including the House of Commons, House of Lords, the parliamentary legislative process, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Parliament and Key Non-Parliamentary Reports. Our database offers a wealth of content on topics such as

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Westminster Parliamentary Publications
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For a more detailed description of these publication types, see the Northern Ireland Assembly Content section of Public Information Online.
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  • Acts and Explanatory Notes
For a more detailed description of these publication types, see the Scottish Parliament Content section of Public Information Online.
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For a more detailed description of these publication types, see the Scottish Government Content section of Public Information Online.
Welsh Parliament (Senedd) Publications
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  • Bills
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  • Notice of amendments
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  • Committee Reports
For a more detailed description of these publication types, see the Welsh Parliament (Senedd) Content section of Public Information Online.
Key Non-Parliamentary Publications PIO's archive is constantly evolving, we add content as it is donated - please see a list of material available on PIO:
  • Army List 1969-2014
  • Air Force List 1970-2013
  • Annual Abstract of Statistics 1935-2018
  • British Imperial Calendar 1939-1973
  • Civil Service Yearbook 1974-2018 (access to the database to date)
  • HMSO Annual Catalogues - 1922-2015
  • International Agency Catalogues 1986-1999
  • Navy List 1974-2014
  • Regional Trends 1974 (No. 1) - 2011 (No. 43)
  • Social Trends 1970 (No. 1) - 2011 (No. 41)
  • United Kingdom Balance of Payments: Pink Book 2001-present
  • United Kingdom National Accounts: The Blue Book 2000-present
For a more detailed description of these publication types, see the Non Parliamentary Content section of Public Information Online.

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