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Command paper

Any document (e.g., White Paper, Green Paper, etc.) issued by the British government and presented “By her Majesty’s Command” to Parliament.
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The collection, now available from ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey, includes session papers issued by the House of Commons between this time frame ranging from bills and reports of Select Committees to reports of Royal Commissions and command papers. ProQuest digitized 78,000 papers, which amount to 4.2 million pages for this collection.
Hastings of the British House of Commons has pointed out that the only Command Papers the House continuously orders to be printed are the Estimates, the annual Financial Statement and certain other financial documents - all the others are printed on the authority of the Crown.
Documents include bills, committee reports, command papers, and commissioners' reports, among other records.

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