The printed records of Bills before Parliament, the reports of committees, parliamentary debates, and some of the national accounts. Till the business was made into a company the reports commanded a good respect, but in 1892 the company was wound up. Luke Hansard, the founder of the business came from Norwich, and was born in 1752.
Other parliamentary business was printed by other firms.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894