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Use this search box to enter any key words that must appear in the returned document(s)
Use this search box to enter any key words that may appear in the returned document(s). This allows you to specify more key words than you actually need because not all are required. This can help when you are not entirely sure what words would be in the text.
Use this field to specify the exact phrase you want to search for. Only use one phrase in this field at a time. The words of your exact phrase will need to be a duplication of the text you expect to find on the web page you are looking for in order for the search engine to be successful.
This can only be used with the ANY or ALL options, above. Basically, if you enter a number of words in the ALL search box you can also enter words in this box to filter out documents that contain all of the ALL words and none of the without words.
This section contains a selection of tick boxes that you can use to restrict your search to certain parts of the site. The tick boxes are arranged by House, or document type. Alternatively, the tick boxes may remain unticked to search across the entire site.
Use this box to search for speeches that have a Question Number associated with them. This is used for Commons and Lords Hansard and for Order Book searches.
Use this facility to restrict your searches by date. There are four options available:
Use this to search across all date ranges
Select a day, month and year to search on. This will restrict your searches to one day only.
Select a day, month and year to search on. This will restrict your searches to all days since the one selected to date.
Select two sets of day, month and years to search between. This will restrict your searches between the two sets of dates given.
This will return a hit list of relevant documents to you with the most recent first. It may not be the most relevant, but will be the newest.
This will order your Hit List with the most relevant document at the top. Most relevant is determined to be the one that most closely matches your specified criteria from the search page.