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How to buy print copies of official documents

Find out how to buy print copies of official documents (Command, House of Commons and un-numbered Act papers) and how to be listed as a supplier of print copies.

Official documents on GOV.UK

Official documents are produced by government organisations and laid before Parliament by HM Government. These documents are then published on GOV.UK for the public and others to access.

You can find a full list of UK Government Command, Act and House of Commons papers on GOV.UK

Buy a print copy

HM Government does not produce printed copies of official documents for sale. It is possible, however, for anyone to use the documents’ print files published on GOV.UK to produce professionally printed copies. Suppliers involved in producing and selling print copies can be found below. Others, not listed here, are also free to use the documents’ print files.

If you wish to obtain a professionally printed copy of an official document contact your preferred supplier with details of the document you wish to purchase for further information on costs, timelines and delivery.

APS Group

Dandy Booksellers Ltd

The Stationery Office Ltd

The suppliers listed above are not officially endorsed by HM Government or any official body.

Information for suppliers

You can be listed as a supplier of official documents above if you can produce and sell professionally printed copies of official documents. To be added to the list of suppliers, send an email to the official publishing team at The National Archives.

GOV.UK does not have a single official print publisher, and subject to copyright licensing conditions, any supplier can re-use the publication’s content and sell print copies.

Many publications on GOV.UK are Crown copyright. Most Crown copyright material can be re-used under the Open Government Licence.

To re-use other copyright material permission may be needed from the copyright holder first.