Information Types - Law
A record of parliamentary debates and speeches made in Parliament.
To help interpret legislation.
In particular, you should refer to
- the second reading speech, where the minister who introduced the Bill outlines in detail the purpose of the Bill
- the debate following the second reading speech, which can sometime lead to amendments to the text of the Bill
You can find Hansard on parliamentary websites.
You can find links to Hansard on the Legislation Search Smart Guide.