What we've got
Copies of the database that powers this site.
This is a format that requires you to have a bit of database and SQL knowledge to use it. As long as you have that, though, you should be able to manipulate the data, and export it to other database systems, reasonably easily.
Here you go
The openparliament code can read these single-file databases without your needing to install and configure a database server. However, they're somewhat out of date.
You can download either a full version of the database, or a more manageable version which excludes debates prior to 2010. Unless you're intending to use historical Hansard data, you should probably download the smaller file.
Skinny database (Oct. 2010)—~10 MB compressed, ~50MB uncompressed
Fat database (Oct. 2010)—~200 MB compressed, ~800MB uncompressed
Postgres is the open-source database software that powers this site. The file below contains virtually the entirety of our current database.
November 2012 — ~550 MB compressed