We are pleased to announce that data.parliament will be providing data to be used during the Accountability Hack 2014
data.parliament is a platform that enables the sharing of UK Parliament’s data with consumers both within and outside of Parliament. Designed to complement existing data services it aims to be the central publishing platform and data repository for data that is produced by Parliament. Note our release is in Alpha.
It provides both a repository (http://api.data.parliament.uk) for data and a Linked Data API (http://lda.data.parliament.uk). The platform’s ‘shop front’ or data catalogue can be found here (http://data.parliament.uk)
The following datasets and APIs are now available on data.parliament
- Commons Written Parliamentary Questions and Answers
- Lords Written Parliamentary Questions and Answers
- Commons Oral Questions and Question Times
- Early Day Motions
- Lords Divisions
- Commons Divisions
- Commons Members
- Lords Members
- Briefing Papers
- Papers Laid
A description of the APIs and their usage can be found at http://lda.data.parliament.uk. All the data exposed by the endpoints can be returned in a variety of formats not least JSON.
To get you started the team has coded two publically available demonstrators that make use of the data in data.parliament. The source code for these can found at https://github.com/UKParliData. One of the demonstrators, a client app, can be found working at http://ddpdemo.azurewebsites.net/. Also be sure to read our blog (http://blog.data.parliament.uk) for quick start guides, updates, and news about upcoming datasets.
The data.parliament team will be on hand at the Hack, both participating and networking through the event to gather feedback and ideas..
See you there!
The data.parliament team.