Imports data on House of Commons and House of Lords bills.

bills(ID = NULL, amendments = FALSE, start_date = "1900-01-01",
  end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE,
  tidy_style = "snake", verbose = TRUE)

hansard_bills(ID = NULL, amendments = FALSE,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(),
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

ID

The ID of a given bill to return data on. If NULL, returns all bills, subject to other parameters. Defaults to NULL.

amendments

If TRUE, returns all bills with amendments, subject to other parameters. Defaults to FALSE.

start_date

Only includes bills introduced on or after this date. 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

Only includes bills introduced on or before this date. 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 bills before the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
# Download data on all bills
x <- bills()

# Download data on all bill amendments
x <- bills(amendments = TRUE)

# Download data on a specific bills
x <- bills(1719)

# Download data on all bills introduced after a given date
x <- bills(start_date = "2016-01-01")
# }