Draft Legislation 65% open

Northern Ireland

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 Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Google 'Northern Ireland Assembly'. Go to website. Click 'Legislation'
licence_url http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/about-the-assembly/corpora
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Northern Ireland Assembly
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/legislat - Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation: Acts and Bills, including progress through parliament
Draft Bills also provided in PDF

All data accessible via the provided website.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/legislat - Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation: Acts and Bills, including progress through parliament
Data licence   http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/about-the-assembly/corpora
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Bob Harper
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 16:05:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)