Imports data on all answered parliamentary questions in the House of Commons and/or in the House of Lords. The mp_id, tabling_mp_id and answering_body parameters accept a single ID or department names, or a list of IDs or department names, respectively.

This is the most flexible of the various functions that look up questions, as it queries all types of questions in both houses with a wide selection of parameters: The member who asks the question, the member who answers it and the relevant department can all be used to query the API. mp_id, tabling_mp_id and answering_body all accept lists of multiple relevant search parameters. This can be in the form of a list, a data.frame column, a character vector, etc.

all_answered_questions(mp_id = NULL, tabling_mp_id = NULL,
  house = NULL, answering_body = NULL, start_date = "1900-01-01",
  end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE,
  tidy_style = "snake", verbose = TRUE)

hansard_all_answered_questions(mp_id = NULL, tabling_mp_id = NULL,
  house = NULL, answering_body = NULL, start_date = "1900-01-01",
  end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE,
  tidy_style = "snake", verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

mp_id

Accepts a member ID or vector of member IDs, and returns a tibble with all available questions answered by that member. Includes both oral and written questions, and includes members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. If NULL, returns a tibble with all available answered questions, subject to other parameters. Defaults to NULL.

tabling_mp_id

Accepts a member ID or vector of member IDs, and returns a tibble with all available questions asked by that member, subject to all other parameters. Includes both oral and written questions, and includes members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. If NULL, returns a tibble with all available answered questions, subject to other parameters. Defaults to NULL.

house

The house to return questions from. Accepts either the short name of the legislature (e.g. 'commons' or 'lords') or the ID of the legislature (1 for the House of Commons, 2 for the House of Lords). The short names are not case sensitive. If NULL, returns answers from both houses, subject to other parameters. Defaults to NULL.

answering_body

The name of the government department that answers the question, or a vector of government deparment names. Accepts either the short name name of a department (e.g. 'Education' for the Department for Education, 'Digital, Culture, Media and Sport' for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), or the ID of a particular department (e.g. 60 for the Department for Education). If NULL, returns answers from all departments, subject to other parameters. Defaults to NULL.

start_date

The earliest date to include in the tibble. Accepts character values in 'YYYY-MM-DD' format, and objects of class Date, POSIXt, POSIXct, POSIXlt or anything else that can be coerced to a date with as.Date(). Defaults to '1900-01-01'.

end_date

The latest date to include in the tibble. Defaults to '1900-01-01'. Accepts character values in 'YYYY-MM-DD' format, and objects of class Date, POSIXt, POSIXct, POSIXlt or anything else that can be coerced to a date with as.Date(). Defaults to the current system date.

extra_args

Additional parameters and queries to pass to API. These queries must be strings and start with "&". See the API documentation or the package vignette for more details. Defaults to NULL.

tidy

Logical parameter. If TRUE, fixes the variable names in the tibble to remove special characters and superfluous text, and converts the variable names to a consistent style. Defaults to TRUE.

tidy_style

The style to convert variable names to, if tidy = TRUE. Accepts any style accepted by to_any_case. Defaults to 'snake'.

verbose

If TRUE, displayes messages on the console on the progress of the API request. Defaults to TRUE.

Value

A tibble with details on all answered questions in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
# All questions answered by Nicola Blackwood from 1 January 2017 onwards
x <- all_answered_questions(4019, start_date = "2017-01-01")

# All questions answered by Nicola Blackwood from 1 January 2017 onwards
# returns variables in camelCase style
y <- all_answered_questions(4019,
  start_date = "2017-01-01",
  tidy_style = "small_camel"
)

# All questions asked by Andrew Dismore from 1 January 2017 onwards
z <- hansard_all_answered_questions(
  tabling_mp_id = 179,
  start_date = "2017-01-01"
)

# Return all questions asked in the House of Lords
# answered by the Department for Education.
a <- hansard_all_answered_questions(house = "lords", answering_body = 60)

# Returns all questions asked in the House of Lords
# answered by the Department for Education.
b <- hansard_all_answered_questions(house = 2, answering_body = "Education")

# Accepts multiple inputs for mp_id, tabling_mp_id and answering_body
w <- hansard_all_answered_questions(
  mp_id = c(4019, 3980),
  tabling_mp_id = c(338, 172),
  answering_body = c("health", "justice"),
  start_date = "2016-12-18",
  end_date = "2017-03-12"
)
# }