TellThemWhatYouThink doesn't work very well anymore

This site was set up in 2008, to help people find Government consultations more easily, and to show that it could be done: quickly and easily. The site has never been funded as such, and has relied on volunteers for maintenance and support. It hasn't had much maintenance recently and this shows: some consultations can't be found and some functions don't work as they should. We are currently seeking funding for a new version of TellThemWhatYouThink.

In the meantime, you can search a limited number of departments for open consultations at the Directgov Consultation Finder.

API Functions

Search Consultations

Fetches a list of consultations matching search terms.

This function returns a list of GUIDs, each of which uniquely identifies a consultation and can be passed to get to retrieve the consultation's full details.

Function URI

http://data.tellthemwhatyouthink.org/api/dispatch.php?function=search

Arguments

Example output

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <guidlist>
         <count>12</count>
         <guids>

            <guid>con-107-good-practice-guide-paternity-testing-services</guid>
            <guid>con-108-health-care-associated-2-order-2008-paper</guid>
            <guid>con-109-strategic-review-department-document</guid>
            <guid>con-110-valuing-people-now-from-disability-policy</guid>
            <guid>con-111-removing-suspending-chairs-powers-suspension</guid>
            <guid>con-112-guidance-finding-shared-be-understood</guid>
            <guid>con-113-improving-health-supporting-justice</guid>
            <guid>con-114-health-care-associated-order-2008</guid>
            <guid>con-115-pandemic-influenza</guid>
            <guid>con-116-possible-amendments-medicines-influenza-pandemic</guid>
            <guid>con-117-safeguarding-vulnerable-policy-document</guid>
            <guid>con-118-towards-framework-post-careers-national</guid>

         </guids>
      </guidlist>