Archive for the “Legislation” category

Free access to the laws that bind us?

By Nick Holmes on August 17, 2006

Heather Brooke who blogs on FoI issues on Your Right to Know writes today in Technology Guardian about the Statute Law Databaseas part of its Free Our Data campaign under the headline “Access denied to the laws that govern us”. (…)

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Statute Law Database – timetable

By Nick Holmes on August 8, 2006

We are in Phase 2 of the public pilot for the SLD, which runs till 8 September. I am a Phase 2 trial user. As to the remaining timetable, Tony Hopkins, head of the SPO, reports: The last phase (3) (…)

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New legislation feeds

By Nick Holmes on August 4, 2006

At long last OPSIis producing RSS feeds of latest legislation. The feeds only include legislation added to the sitein the last 3 days, which is fine if you’re collecting and aggregating the data in your feed reader or otherwise, butnot (…)

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First peek at the Statute Law Database

By Nick Holmes on August 2, 2006

I now have access to the SLD for Phase 2 of the Public Pilot which runs from today for 5 weeks. Phase 3 will extend the public user base to over 100 but there’s no indication how long this will (…)

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And finally, the consolidation

By Nick Holmes on June 14, 2006

After a 10-year wait the DCA has finally released a version of the Statute Law Database. Even this announcementwas late (released today): An on-line enquiry service for the statute law database was launched for government staff on 31 May 2006. (…)

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The Statute Law Database – the final mile

By Nick Holmes on February 24, 2006

Tony Hopkins, Head of the Statutory Publications Office at the DCA, reports that the SPO has successfully completed the pilot for the Statute Law Database government service enquiry system. The final evaluation is being concluded now and it will go (…)

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Statute Law Database – from the horse’s mouth

By Nick Holmes on June 29, 2004

Further to the last post, according to the DCA: our replacement [editorial] system went live … last week and we are busy converting in excess of 27,000 documents to XML format. We are also working with a supplier [TSO] to (…)

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The Statute Law Database – still just around the corner

By Nick Holmes on June 25, 2004

Recent reports emanating from a KableNET.com news story suggest that “the Department for Constitutional Affairs is planning a new online database of UK primary and secondary legislation”. Informed observers will know that the Statute Law Database has been just around (…)

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The road to free law

By Nick Holmes on October 25, 2000

Published in the Solicitors Journal, October 2000 [links updated] As most practitioners will be aware, there exists no freely available, comprehensive and up-to-date database of UK law on the internet, but progress has been made. The Statute Law Database? There (…)

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