The House of Commons agreed on 30 March 2009 to a Report from the Procedure Committee recommending that there should be an experiment with the format of interleaving bills and Explanatory Notes in the case of a single bill in the current Session.
As recommended by the Procedure Committee, the House of Commons has today published the Equality Bill in a trial format as proposed by Chris Bryant MP, from the Deputy Leader of the House.
The Bill and Explanatory Notes are available as a:
- PDF with both texts side-by-side,
- an HTML with the texts side-by-side, and
- an interwoven web page (HTML)
All versions are available on the Equality Bill page
The Procedure Committee of the House of Commons is interested in feedback on this experiment, specifically:
- Do you find the interleaved document more helpful than the 2 separate documents?
- Which version of the interleaved document do you prefer? The PDF side-by-side, the HTML side-by-side, or the interwoven web page (HTML)?
The Web Centre would like to know your thoughts on this development, do you know of other sites that have this functionality, is there is a better way to present this information.
Let us know what you think on the blog comments or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org