Parliament website

Key dates in the history of the Parliamentary website.

1997
Parliament website launched making Hansard and other parliamentary documents available online.

2002
Webcasting of Parliament Chamber and committee proceedings in streamed audio and video formats, both live and in a searchable archive.

2005
Glossary launched on website to explain parliamentary language to a non-specialist audience.

2006
The "About Parliament" section of the website launched to explain how Parliament works.

2007
Welsh and Gaelic translations of the "About" and "Visiting" sections of the website introduced.

2007
First web forum launched on the Parliament website covering the Draft Climate Change Bill.

2008
Parliament website creates content for YouTube, flickr, Twitter and podcasts in order to reach new audiences.

2009
Theme-based area called "Topical Issues" launched on website to give users a way of finding content by subject.