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Commons Oral Questions Live on data.Parliament

This dataset contains Oral Questions tabled by Members of the House of Commons for answer during Question Time. NB, once questions have been answered, the transcript is recorded in Hansard, which is not currently available as open data but is available on the Parliamentary Website. These questions are now available from data.parliament as a dataset […]

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Developers, developers, developers!

Here on the data.parliament.uk team, we are keen to see the wider software development community getting involved. Here are some of the things you can do. First, Parliament is partnering this year with the National Audit Office and the Office for National Statistics for our annual hackathon, the Accountability Hack, on the weekend of 8th […]

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Bills Data – What would you like to see ?

The team is investigating options for Parliamentary Bills data onto Data.Parliament. Something that could help us in our approach is knowing what sort of queries people want to do, or what sort of services might be created. Also understanding whether people are interested from a legal or political viewpoint. Also focussing what basic data would […]

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Issue with our Commons Divisions Data

Earlier today we were working on a new demonstrator application, allowing visualisation of Commons votes from Data.Parliament. The source code is on GitHub here: https://github.com/UKParliData/MPExplorer but we haven’t released the application to live yet. We discovered a small inconsistency between two fields in the source databases, and our application was using the wrong field. As […]

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