lords_written_questions: House of Lords written questions

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

View source: R/lords_written_questions.R

Description

Imports data on House of Lords written questions asked by a given peer(s), and/or directed to a given department.

Usage

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lords_written_questions(peer_id = NULL, answering_department = NULL,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL,
  tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake_case", verbose = FALSE)

hansard_lords_written_questions(peer_id = NULL, answering_department = NULL,
  start_date = "1900-01-01", end_date = Sys.Date(), extra_args = NULL,
  tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake_case", verbose = FALSE)

Arguments

peer_id

Accepts a member ID or list of IDs, and returns a tibble with all written questions asked by that member or members. If NULL, peer_id is not included in the query to the API and so all written questions are returned subject to other function parameters. Defaults to NULL.

answering_department

Accepts a string with a department name or partial name or a list of departmental names, and returns all written questions by that department. The query acts as a search, so entering '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 than 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 than can be coerced to a date with as.Date(). Defaults to the current system date.

extra_args

Additional parameters to pass to API. 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 one of 'snake_case', 'camelCase' and 'period.case'. Defaults to 'snake_case'.

verbose

If TRUE, returns data to console on the progress of the API request. Defaults to FALSE.

Value

A tibble with details on written questions in the House of Lords.

See Also

all_answered_questions

commons_answered_questions

commons_oral_questions

commons_oral_question_times

commons_written_questions

mp_questions

Examples

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## Not run: 
x <- lords_written_questions() # Returns all written questions ever

x <- lords_written_questions(peer_id = c(3526,4176),
                             answering_department = c('cabinet', 'Transport'))

## End(Not run)

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