[Cross-posted from PoliticalMashup]
Debates of the House of Lords and House of Commons from 1935 until “yesterday” are available in the XML format developed within the PoliticalMashup project. The debates are available as one dump of XML files and through a rudimentary search interface.
All debates are available in XML, RDF and HTML formats, via a simple parameter:
- XML: http://resolver.politicalmashup.nl/uk.proc.d.2012-02-02
- HTML: http://resolver.politicalmashup.nl/uk.proc.d.2012-02-02?view=html
- RDF: http://resolver.politicalmashup.nl/uk.proc.d.2012-02-02?view=rdf
Speakers in Debates are linked to special biography files containing links to other sources (eg Wikipedia).
Speakers are provided with a unique ID that coincides with their ID at theyworkforyou.com.
All information about this dataset can be found at http://data.politicalmashup.nl/parldumps/uk.
Below is an example speech by Matthew Offord whose page at theyworkforyou is http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/24955.
I am very reassured by the Minister’s response, but will he outline to the House how much money has been saved as a result of those reforms?