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Dods has provided contact and biographical information about the Houses of Parliament and the Civil Service since 1832, and is renowned for the quality, accuracy and relevance of the political information it provides. It is one of the oldest political publishing houses in the world, and has published essential publications for over 174 years.

Dod's Parliamentary Companion is the leading political reference book for everyone with an interest in politics and public affairs. Respected through the years for its accurate and informative entries, Dod's Parliamentary Companion remains the most trusted resource in the industry.

Vacher's Quarterly provides the latest, most comprehensive and accurate information and contact details available on individuals and institutions within the political arena in both the UK and Europe. In over 173 years Vacher's has never missed an issue, publishing throughout the first and second war on the authority of the King.

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- Huveaux plc acquires Parliamentary Communications Ltd, publishers of The House Magazine and Whitehall and Westminster World among other titles. The two political publishers are merged to form Dod's Parliamentary Communications

- Vacher Dod Publishing is renamed Dod's Political Publishing

- Vacher's Parliamentary Companion is renamed Vacher's Quarterly.  In over 173 years Vacher's has never missed an issue

1st Edition Dodís Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Companion. Dodís Scottish Parliament Companion published in the year elections were held in all devolved assemblies.

- Huveaux plc acquires Vacher Dod Publishing Ltd

1st Edition Dodís Civil Service Companion is launched, providing biographical information on senior and middle management civil servants.

1st Edition Dodís Scottish Parliament Companion is launched, providing biographical information on all Members of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive.

1st Edition Dodís Constituency Guide is published for the first time, providing in-depth profiles and statistics on all 659 UK Constituencies

Vacher's European Companion is merged with Vacher's Parliamentary Companion to provide one comprehensive UK and European Union quarterly companion.

1st Edition The Handbook of House of Commons Procedure is published, written by parliamentary insider Paul Evans who has 15 years' experience as a clerk within the House of Commons.

Two of the oldest houses in political publishing Ė Dod's and Vacher's Ė merge to create a new publishing company Ė Vacher Dod Publishing

New release - DodOnDisk - the predecessor to DodOnline is launched allowing customers to receive information on MPs and Peers via a CD for use on their own computer.

1st Edition - Vacher's European Companion is launched to complement Vacher's Parliamentary Companion and provide information on the people and institutions within the then European Economic Communities.

Vacher's Parliamentary Companion and Dod's Parliamentary Companioncelebrates their 100th birthdays!

The last edition of Dodís Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage is published and information relating to Peerage is incorporated into Dodís Parliamentary Companion.

Robert Phillip Dod, son of Charles and Jane Dod, succeeds his father as editor of Dodís Parliamentary Companion.

Charles Dod dies in Brixton, Surrey

Charles Dod resumes his proper name after spelling his name Dodd

1st Edition - Dodís Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage is launched

Vacher's Corrected List of the House of Commons Returned to Serve in the 10th Parliament of the United Kingdom is re-named Vacher's Parliamentary Companion with the inclusion of the House of Lords.

1st Edition Dodís Parliamentary Companion is founded by Charles Dod, recording the first Parliament after the Great Reform Act of that year.

1st Edition - Under the title Vacher's Corrected List of the House of Commons Returned to Serve in the 10th Parliament of the United Kingdom Thomas Vacher published the first ever edition of what is now know as Vacher's Quarterly. The first issue consisted of only 36 pages and cost 6d.

Charles Dod, after being part proprietor and editor of a provincial journal, settled in London working for The Times. Soon after he became head of its Press Gallery after being acclaimed for the improvement of reporting the parliamentary debate.

Charles Roger Phipps Dod was born, only son of the Reverend Roger Dod, vicar of Drumlease, Ireland and Margaret, daughter of Matthew Phipps of Spurtownd

 Last updated: 10/12/2008 12:29:00

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