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View Resource NDAD: UK National Digital Archive of Datasets

Operated on behalf of the UK Public Record Office (PRO), this site offers access to a variety of datasets, primarily UK Government data and associated documents. After free registration, users may search the NDAD finding aids by free-text or thesaurus-aided keywords. These finding aids provide an overview of the "contents, context and structure of a dataset and any documentation received with a...
View Resource National Statistics: the Official United Kingdom Statistics Site

This newly revised and revamped Website results from changes mandated last fall by the British government to improve the quality, uniformity, and accessibility of United Kingdom government statistics. The Website's main feature organizes the vast body of government statistics around thirteen themes, such as crime and justice, education, the economy, health and care, population and migration, and...
View Resource Maintaining the Royal Palaces

Curious about how much it costs to keep the Royals's digs looking Regal? A cool 7.2 million pounds ($10.9 million) annually, according to this report from the UK National Audit Office. After examining maintenance programs at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Windsor Castle, the Royal Mews, and Windsor Home Park, the Audit Office found "good value for money had been achieved." Not the least,...
View Resource Social Indicators

The House of Commons Library Research Papers are published for the benefit of Parliament members, but this one should be of interest to both researchers and general readers wanting to learn more about contemporary British social issues. Social Indicators is the first paper in a new series that will be published three times a year. The 71-page paper includes a wide range of topic pages that present...
View Resource Digital Technology: Working for Parliament and the Public

Provided and released by the United Kingdom's House of Commons, this report primarily examines the Parliament's information and communication infrastructure. Due to the overwhelming concern that the House appears distant and irresponsive to the public, the House's Select Committee of Information has formulated this report to identify those areas where the House can assist its Members in meeting...
View Resource Downing Street Says

It's hard to sort out the world of political spin in the United States, and certainly the situation in Britain is rather similar in this regard. Fortunately, a collection of civic-minded individuals have created this website, which serves to bring the daily briefings offered by the British Prime Minister's Official Spokesmen direct to internet browsers. Essentially, twice a day (when Parliament is...