Definition of Command Paper in English:

Command Paper

Line breaks: Com|mand Paper

noun

(In the UK) a document laid before Parliament by order of the Crown, though in practice by the government.
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  • As is stated in ‘Protecting the Public’ (the Command Paper of the Home Office published in November 2002 page 21).
  • During the eighteenth century, Command Papers were printed as appendices to the House of Commons Journal.
  • It is arranged alphabetically by subject and lists in the order of Bills, Command Papers and House of Commons Papers.

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