Parliamentary Rules Database

Overview is an online database of parliamentary rules, containing the formal rules of procedure for various parliaments over time. The ParlRules database currently covers the UK House of Commons (1811-2019) and the Irish Dáil (1922-2020).

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UK House of Commons

Standing Orders relating to Public Business, 21 June 1811 to 5 November 2019. Provides the text of all permanent standing orders during this period for every amendment date.

Dáil Éireann

Standing Orders relating to Public Business, 6 December 1922 to 17 February 2020. Currently only partially available – provides the full 2020 text (in English), and a list of prior amendment dates.


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