This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
HTML, RDF, TXT, XML
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML, RDF, TXT, XML|
|findable_steps||A. Google 'Northern Ireland Legislation' B. Go to NI Assembly website, click on 'Legislation'|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Northern Ireland Assembly draft and publish Acts. Various government departments produce and publish secondary legislation.|
|characteristics||Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)|
|location||http://www.legislation.gov.uk/browse/ni - Legislation related to Northern Ireland as a devolved administation , http://www.legislation.gov.uk/browse/uk - Legislation related to Northern Ireland as part of the UK, http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/legislat - Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation|
Easy to access and navigated HTML data. RDF and XML will take a relative amount of programming experience.
All data is in order and available on the provided websites.