Template:Cite Hansard

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Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

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{{Cite Hansard}} is for citing hansards.

Usage[change source]

Typical usage is as follows.

For Hansards that use a column reference:

  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |column= |speaker= |position=}}
  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |column_start= |column_end= |speaker= |position=}}

For Hansards that use a page reference rather than a column reference:

  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |page= |speaker= |position=}}
  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |page_start= |page_end= |speaker= |position=}}

For Hansards that use a part reference rather than a column reference:

  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |part= |speaker= |position=}}
  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction= |title= |url= |house= |date= |part= |page_start= |page_end= |speaker= |position=}}

Examples[change source]

  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction=Commonwealth of Australia |house=House of Representatives |date=April 1, 1994 |column=1234 |speaker=Paul Keating |position=Prime Minister}}
Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, April 1, 1994, column 1234

Alternative where the citation appears in a bibliographic listing, ordered alphabetically

  • {{cite hansard |jurisdiction=Commonwealth of Australia |house=House of Representatives |date=April 1, 1994 |column=1234 |speaker=Keating, Paul |speaker-link=Paul Keating |position=Prime Minister}}
Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, April 1, 1994, column 1234


  • {{Cite Hansard|jurisdiction=Commonwealth of Australia |house=House of Representatives |title=Section Title |url=http://www.example.org |date=April 1, 1994 |column_start=23 |column_end=34 |speaker=Paul Keating |position=Prime Minister}}
Paul Keating, Prime Minister (April 1, 1994). "Section Title". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: House of Representatives. col. 23–34.


  • {{Cite Hansard|jurisdiction=Tasmania |title=TASMANIAN DEVILS – SPREAD OF CANCER |url=http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/HansardHouse/isysquery/321465b7-3d23-4d74-bb46-4fb960c2988f/3/doc/ |archiveurl=https://www.webcitation.org/5tM2Fwxo2 |archivedate=9 October 2010 |house=[[Tasmanian House of Assembly|House of Assembly]] |date=20 August 2003 |part=1 |page_start=1 |page_end=29 |speaker=[[Bryan Green]] |position=Minister for Primary Industries, Water and Environment}}
Bryan Green, Minister for Primary Industries, Water and Environment (20 August 2003). "TASMANIAN DEVILS – SPREAD OF CANCER". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Tasmania: House of Assembly. Part 1: pp. 1–29.


  • {{Cite Hansard |jurisdiction=Western Australia |title=Old Coast Road, Improvements to Ease Traffic Congestion |url=http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard%5Chansard.nsf/0/e89e79e5b53563a2c82575700080a05c/$FILE/C35%20S4%2020001109%20p2692c-2692c.pdf |format=PDF |house=[[Western Australian Legislative Council|Legislative Council]] |date=9 November 2000 |page=2692c |speaker=[[Murray Criddle]] |position=Minister for Transport |archiveurl=https://www.webcitation.org/6RUlhlnPb |archivedate=1 August 2014 |url-status=live}}
Murray Criddle, Minister for Transport (9 November 2000). "Old Coast Road, Improvements to Ease Traffic Congestion" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Western Australia: Legislative Council. p. 2692c. Archived from the original on 1 August 2014.


  • {{Cite Hansard|house=House of Commons |title=A Title |url=http://www.example.org |date=April 1, 1996 |column_start=23 |column_end=34}}
"A Title". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. April 1, 1996. col. 23–34.

Parameters[change source]

Citation template for parliamentary debates

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Titletitle

Title of the debate being referenced

Example
Select Vestries Bill
Stringsuggested
Jurisdictionjurisdiction

The jurisdiction that the Hansard applies to

Example
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Stringsuggested
Househouse

The parliamentary chamber that the debate pertains to

Example
House of Lords
Stringsuggested
Datedate

Date of the debate in question, as recorded in Hansard

Example
21 June 2017
Datesuggested
Volumevolume

The volume of Hansard being cited

Example
783
Numbersuggested
URLurl

Link to online record of Hansard

URLsuggested
Columncolumn

Column of Hansard in which the debate occurs, if singular

Example
5
Numberoptional
First columncolumn_start

First column of the debate in Hansard

Numberoptional
Last columncolumn_end

Last column of the debate in Hansard

Numberoptional
Speakerspeaker

Name of the parliamentarian speaking

Example
Joe Bloggs
Stringoptional
Positionposition

Position of the parliamentarian speaking

Example
Minister of Silly Walks
Stringoptional
Hansardhansard

Title of Hansard, if different to usual

Default
Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
Stringoptional

Quote[change source]

  • quote: Relevant text quoted from the source. Displays enclosed in quotes. When supplied, the citation terminator (a period by default) is suppressed, so the quote must include terminating punctuation.

See also[change source]

  • {{UK Parliament}} for detailed links to TheyWorkForYou, a presentation of UK Parliament speeches post-2001.
  • {{hansard}} for citing UK hansard in shortened form (auto fills title and date)
  • {{Ukhansard}} for an alternative method of citing UK hansards.
  • {{Hansard-contribs}}, for usage in external links

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