Current use of XML by parliaments
The Global Survey for ICT in Parliaments 2012 asked parliaments to identify the purposes for which they are currently using XML. The results are highlighted in the Figure.
According to the Global Survey for ICT in Parliaments 2012 43 per cent of the parliaments responding to the survey and having a document management system for bills reported that the system uses XML as the document standard. The comparable percentage from the Global Survey for ICT in Parliaments 2009 was 34 per cent.
The Figure shows the percentages of parliaments that, according to the Global Survey for ICT in Parliaments 2012, use XML for plenary votes, plenary speeches and debates, minutes of plenary sessions, minutes of committees meetings, committee reports and committee hearings.