Imports data in a tibble on House of Commons written questions.

commons_written_questions(mp_id = NULL, answering_department = NULL,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(),
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

hansard_commons_written_questions(mp_id = NULL,
  answering_department = 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 a list of member IDs and returns a tibble with all written questions asked by that MP or list of MPs. If NULL, mp_id is not included as a query parameter. Defaults to NULL.

answering_department

Accepts a string with a department name or partial name, or a list of such strings. The query acts as a search, so passing 'health' will return all questions answered by the Department of Health. If NULL, answering_department is not included as a query parameter. Defaults to NULL.

start_date

Only includes questions tabled 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 questions tabled 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 written questions in the House of Commons.

Examples

# NOT RUN {
# Returns a tibble with written questions from Jon Trickett,
# answered by the Cabinet Office.
x <- commons_written_questions(
  mp_id = 410,
  answering_department = "cabinet office"
)

# Returns a tibble with written questions from Jon Trickett or Diane Abbott,
# and answered by the Cabinet Office or the Home Office.
x <- commons_written_questions(
  mp_id = c(410, 172),
  answering_department = c("cabinet", "home")
)
# }