Search, browse and display the full text of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 19th Century. These Sessional Papers (sometimes referred to as “blue books”) provide information on matters of policy and administration and were “ordered by the House to be printed.” They include three categories: Bills – drafts of legislation, to be reviewed through various parliamentary stages. If the Bill passes through these stages, it will become an Act of Parliament. House Papers – documents resulting from the work of the House and its Committees. Command Papers – Government papers (from Ministers) conveying information or decisions the Government wishes to draw to the attention of the House, presented by Command of Her Majesty.