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Hong Kong

What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Visit Legislative Council website > Bills
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Legislative Council
characteristics Content of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location http://www.legco.gov.hk/database_leg_pro/english/bills/ - Full List of Bills (Since 2000), http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill1617. - Bills (Year 2016 - 2017), http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill_1216 - Bills - Fifth Legislative Council (2012 - 2016)

The majority of data characteristics are available here, including content, status, transcripts and votes: http://www.legco.gov.hk/database_leg_pro/english/bills/bills.htm, in addition to a wealth of supporting documents. After thorough searching through the available documentation, however, I was unable to locate the author for the bills. The data is available for viewing and download in PDF format.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.legco.gov.hk/database_leg_pro/english/bills/ - Full List of Bills (Since 2000)
   http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill1617. - Bills (Year 2016 - 2017)
   http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill_1216 - Bills - Fifth Legislative Council (2012 - 2016)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 19:37:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)