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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Green (consultation) paper

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What are Command Papers?

Government publications presented to Parliament are known as Command Papers. Most Command Papers are published in a numbered series.

  • White papers - statements of government policy and proposals for legislation
  • Green papers - government consultation documents
  • Reports from Royal Commissions and some other inquiries
  • State papers, including international treaties
  • Government responses to some Select Committee reports
  • Annual reports and statistics from some government bodies.


Find the citation details via this useful website http://www.parliament.uk/ business/publications/com mittees/recent-reports/

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of committee or Royal commission
  • Year of publication
  • Title of the paper
  • Paper number
  • Web address
  • Date accessed

 

Format:

Name of committee or Royal commission (Year of publication) Title of paper (Paper number). Available from: www.webaddress.com  [Accessed day month year].

Example:

Department for Education (2021) Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for ppportunity and growth (CP 338). Available from: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/953510/skills-for-jobs-lifelong-learning-for-opportunity-and-growth.pdf [Accessed 27 January 2021].

In-text citation: (Leveson, 2012)

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