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Transparency and Open Data

Volume 561: debated on Monday 15 April 2013

Today I am publishing a statement of progress made by Departments against their open data strategies and performance against the public data principles for the period quarter 3 2012-13, October to December 2012.

This is the second statement of its kind and it aims to provide an ongoing narrative of departmental progress in the open data agenda and bring to light issues that are facing Departments in releasing and enabling the release of open data. The report aims to highlight, through the release of datasets and work being carried out on the domestic and international fronts, that the Government are continuously expanding their ability both to release and update the most accessible open and reusable data, and their capacity and capability to produce datasets that will realise the most economic and social benefits.

The full report is available on and has been placed in the Library of the House.