skip to main content

Archives Copying Charges

Paper Copies
Black & white copies of original documents and printed books, per print.A3 or A4 – 55p
Black & white print-outs from stock microfilm, microfiche or aperture card, per print.A4 – £1.05 (in person)

A4 or A3 – £2.10 (remote order)
Colour print-outs from digital images (scanned or photographed, on-demand or from stock), per printA4 or A3 -£7.65

A2 – £8.75

A1 – £9.20

A0 – £10
Digital Images
Black & white digital images (up to A3, JPEG or PDF), per image50p
Colour digital images (A4 to A0, TIF or JPG), per image£4.85
Stock images (i.e. not on-demand)£2.50 per 5 pages
Proquest Parliamentary Papers found & produced as PDFs by staff for remote users£5 per document
Proquest Parliamentary Papers PDFs found & created as self-service download in searchroomNo charge
Cost of sending digital images by email (one email per order; max 10MB)No charge
Cost of CD or DVD50p per disc
Self-service digital photography in Archives searchroom (at discretion of searchroom supervisor; no flash may be used)£7.50 per day
Copies of stock 35mm negative microfilm£30 per reel
Additional charge to cover the administrative costs of work requiring special attention. This charge will only be made after prior notification.£25 per hour
Copies certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments as a true copy of the original record£30 per certificate
Postage and packing (charged on all copying orders not emailed or collected in person);
Media use (film, TV & radio);
Licences for use of images in publications, on TV, websites, etc
Separate scales of charges available on request – contact
Minimum Charge
Copying orders received by letter, fax, e-mail or telephoneMinimum charge of £5


  • Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to ‘House of Lords Account’. Cheques must be in sterling and drawn on a UK bank. They should be sent to: Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0PW.
  • Credit card payments can be accepted via e-mail. The transaction is carried out via PayPal. Please email and explain you want to pay this way.
  • BACS payments can be accepted. Please contact the Parliamentary Archives for details.
  • Copies will not be sent without prior payment under any circumstances.
  • Invoices may be issued where a customer requires one to make a payment, but copies will not be sent until the invoice has been paid.