Acts of Parliament

Dataset

Description

The short and long titles of Acts of the UK Parliament were blind-coded by two researchers; assigning a major topic code and sub-topic code to each piece of legislation. This procedure led to eighty-five percent inter-coder reliability for major topics. The remaining differences were resolved through discussion by the project leaders.

Data Citation

Shaun Bevan, Peter John and Will Jennings. 2011. ‘Keeping Party Programmes on
Track: The Transmission of the Policy Agendas of the Speech from the Throne
to Acts of the UK Parliament’, European Political Science Review 3(3): 395-
417.
John, Peter, Anthony Bertelli, Will Jennings and Shaun Bevan. 2013. Policy Agendas
in British Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Date made available2016
PublisherUK Policy Agendas Project
Temporal coverage1911 - 2015
Geographical coverageUK

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