Parliamentary reporters take down, word-for-word, what is being said in the debates. These reporters take their notes in shorthand before transcribing them. The notes are then compiled and published as the Official Reports of Parliament, more popularly known as the Hansard. The parliamentary reporters also take down the notes for the meetings of the various committees of Parliament.
The reporters record in verbatim the proceedings
in the House and take turns to sit in the Chamber
for 10 minutes.