Archived ethical guidance

This archive contains guidance documents which are no longer current. To access our current guidance, see the List of explanatory guidance

The documents here have been superseded by newer guidance and are included here for reference only.

The guidance documents in this archive date back to 1963. They include what was commonly known as the 'Blue Book' – the publications listed from 1963 to 1993.

Most of the publications listed here are in portable document format (PDF). You need Acrobat Reader to open these documents. The download time will depend on the speed of your connection.

Booklets and statements from 1995:

The Blue Book (1963 –1993)