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Ordering Copies

The Parliamentary Archives Imaging Team can supply:

  • A4 and A3 black and white hard copies
  • A4 to A0 colour prints
  • Digital images (pdf documents or 300dpi jpegs)

A small selection of our images are also available to purchase through the Houses of Parliament shop.

The Parliamentary Archives reserves the right to copy original records using the copying process or processes which will minimise risk of damage to the records. We may refuse copying of records where the risk of damage to these documents is deemed high.

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Getting a Quote

Customers must supply the document catalogue reference, clear guidance on what they want copied and whether they want hard copies or digital images. Our enquiry team will then provide a quote for the supply of copies and any postage charges.

Payment must be made before the request will be added to our copy order queue. Once in the queue, copy orders are processed on a strict first-come, first-served basis.

Fees and charges (from 4 November 2013)

Charges are levied in accordance with our Copying Service Charging Policy. Please see the following lists for current copying and postage charges:

Using Images eg in publications, websites

Copies may only be used for non-commercial research or private study. No further copies may be made from the supplied copy.

All digital images and electronic files supplied by us will remain the copyright of the Parliamentary Archives and cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Parliamentary Archives.

If you want to use the copies in another way, (eg publication, website, exhibition) you need to request permission. For information on the use of copies, permission requests, copyright and how to cite or reference archive records please see our guidance on Publishing Images, Quotations and Copyright.

Methods of Payment

Copies will not be sent out until payment is received.  Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘House of Lords Account’. Cheques must be in pounds sterling and drawn on a UK bank.
  • Online with a credit/debit card via a Paypal account.  Please let us know if you would like to pay in this way when you confirm your order and we will send you a secure online payment request via email.
  • BAC payments can be accepted. Please contact us for details.


The Parliamentary Archives can provide copies certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments as a true copy of the original record held by the Parliamentary Archives. For charges see our Archive Copying Charges

The Parliamentary Archives does not certify copies of published documents which are generally accessible to members of the public.