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House of Lords: Internet

Volume 685: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether alterations to the internet search engine for Hansard have meant that entries from June 2006 onwards are no longer searchable by name.[HL7624]

The inability to search House of Lords Official Report entries from June 2006 onwards by Member's name was caused by a technical error which arose during alterations to improve the functioning of the search engine. A solution to the problem has been identified and will be rolled out across the computer network as soon as it has been satisfactorily tested.

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Why the online record of Questions for Written Answer are now only available alphabetically by subject and not under the name of the Member who has asked them.[HL7625]

The ability to search the online record of Questions for Written Answer by the name of a Member has been withdrawn temporarily to enable the completion of improvements to the electronic index of the House of Lords Official Report. The improvements will enable all sections of the electronic Official Report to be searched by Member, date and subject. It is intended that the new index will be available by the beginning of the next Session.