764. Journals.

764.     Journals.

The journals of the House of Commons (which date from 1547) are compiled in the Journal Office of the House of Commons from the Votes and Proceedings of the House, the minute books of the clerks and original papers laid before the House1. The journal of each session, together with an index, is issued as soon as possible after the session has been brought to a close, and is printed by a person licensed by the Speaker2. The journals have not been regarded as public records, but they are accepted as evidence in