Return data on the content, signatories, and sponsors of early day motions (EDMS).

early_day_motions(edm_id = NULL, session = NULL,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(), signatures = 1,
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

hansard_early_day_motions(edm_id = NULL, session = NULL,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(), signatures = 1,
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

edm_id

Accepts the ID number of an early day motion, and returns data on that motion. If NULL, returns all available Early Day Motions. Note that there, are as of 2017-06-15, 43,330 early day motions on listed in the API, so requesting all early day motions without other parameters is slow and very demanding on the API itself. Defaults to NULL.

session

Accepts a parliamentary session, in 'yyyy/yy' format. Defaults to NULL.

start_date

Only includes early day motions 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 early day motions 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.

signatures

The minimum number of signatures required for inclusion in the tibble. Defaults to 1.

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 the content, signatories and sponsors of all or a specified early day motions.

Details

Early Day Motion IDs reset for each parliamentary session, so not including a query for session but including an edm_id will return multiple early day motions with the same ID code from different parliamentary sessions.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
# Returns all EDMs with a given ID
x <- early_day_motions(edm_id = 1073)

# Return a specific early day motion by ID
x <- early_day_motions(edm_id = 1073, session = "2017/19")
# }