If you’re living in the UK, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the Prime Minister Theresa May has put the wheels in motion for a UK General Election on June 8th. This means that an estimated 47 million UK

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EveryPolitician, an aptly named new project from Poplus and mySociety, has a simple yet arduous mission: collect and share data about every single politician in the world. It’s a bold initiative, but the project is well on its way to …

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This post was written by Myfanwy Nixon and originally appeared on mySociety’s blog.    If you need data on the people who make up your parliament, another country’s parliament, or indeed all parliaments, you may be in luck. Every Politician, …

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Last week, the UK Gov announced an Independent Commission on Freedom of Information (written statement) to consider: whether there is an appropriate public interest balance between transparency, accountability and the need for sensitive information to have robust protection whether the …

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Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that technology and knowledge generated through Medical Research Council investments is open access. Jo Johnson Minister of State …

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I am laying the attached ‘Report on departmental open data commitments and adherence to public data principles for the period between April and June 2014’. The report is released on a quarterly basis and details progress against our commitment to …

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Report on departmental open data commitments and adherence to public data principles for the period between April and June 2014 (24 Mar 2015) Read more »