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Law: UK Legislation

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

UK Legislation

All recent UK legislation is easily accessible from government websites but there are also other resources that we have purchased which give you extra functionality. The Stationery Office is producing less and less material in print as it moves towards entirely digital publication.

There is a more extensive guide to Official Publications accessible via the tab above.

Bills and parliamentary proceedings The bills and legislation section of the Parliament UK website Recent House of Commons and House of Lords proceedings with links to the archives.

There is more information on Parliamentary Proceedings under the UK Official Publications tab.



Current Awareness

Blogs - Inner Temple Current Awareness Blog

Twitter - @UKParliament, @HouseofCommons, @HouseofLords

Alerts - You can set up alerts in Westlaw (after creating a profile) and Lexis (using Raven login).

Training Guides

A list of training guides to our subscription databases are available on the library's webpages accessible here.

Westminster Palace

Photo of the Palace of Westminster, with a blue sky behind and the River Thames and some tree branches in the foreground.

(c) Tony Moorey - licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Statutes and Statutory Instruments

When using legislation you must be mindful regarding whether you are viewing a Queen's Printer Version (as published) or an amended and up-to-date version.

All Public General Acts and Statutory Instruments from 1988 (and many before that date) are available on


Halsbury's Laws of England is accessible through Lexis where you can browse by topic or search.

The print volumes are held in the Squire Law Library on the first floor in bookstack 5.

Other secondary legislation

Parliament UK's website has an explanation of secondary legislation with links. All legislation since 1988 (and many before that date) including Church Measures and Ministerial Orders.

Lexis also holds Church of England Measures

Local and Personal Acts
All local acts since 1991 selected acts before that.