Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Open Parliament

Just to echo the sentiments of a number of people, this site looks really, really useful. It also looks like a lot of work, so we'll see how long the creator sticks with it. One interesting feature is: the site will send you an email alert whenever your MP (or any MP you wish to follow) speaks in the HOC. Be really interesting if you could get an alert whenever their website/facebook page is updated.

1 comment:

Ti-Guy said...

I especially like how the Debates have been formatted. Lot more pleasant to read than staring at a page of Hansard. Links to are embedded to refer to bills, etc.

All of this information is produced through various parliamentary support services already. I don't know why they haven't managed to consolidate and update the various interfaces they've implemented over the years yet. I thought this would be the one thing micromanaging and rigid-thinking Conservatives would be good for.