The Historic Hansard search function was withdrawn at the end of October 2012 while the site was being moved to a new host. Our previous hosting arrangements were brought to a close after reaching end-of-life.
Work continues on providing as near an equivalent service as is possible following the move, though some features may be withdrawn or changed. We’ll let you know here as soon as we’re able to.
We expect to be able to re-introduce search around the middle of December 2012. In the meantime, we suggest using Google (other search engines are available) where you should be able to find, for example, most mentions of the phrase “cavalry charge” in the Lords sittings by searching for:
site:hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords "cavalry charge"