Formal body ontology

IRI:
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
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  1. Classes
  2. Object Properties
  3. Data Properties
  4. Namespace Declarations

Classes

Business itemc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/BusinessItem

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
An item of business conducted either within or outside Parliament, for example: a second reading debate, the tabling of an Early Day Motion, a laying of a paper, the making of a Statutory Instrument by a government minister.
is in domain of
Forms part ofop, Has agentop

Focusc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/Focus

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A focus area for a formal body or work package, for example: a government department, a type of legislation, an item of legislation or a SKOS type concept.
is in range of
Formal body focusop, Work package focusop

Focus categoryc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/FocusCategory

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A focus category provides a way to aggregate formal bodies by the type of thing they focus on or scrutinise, for example: a type of legislation, one or more government departments, matters specific to devolved nations. Eventually, the type of the thing focussed on may be derived from any ‘focus’ relationships, together with the types of the things being focussed on. Presently, the things that focus categories point at have insufficient definition to support a determination of their type, for example: the Scottish Grand Committee would have a library subject heading or concept of Scotland as a focus category, typed as a geographic entity rather than as a devolved nation. Aggregating a list of formal bodies with a focus on devolved nations would not be possible from the 'focus' relationships alone: the focus category gives a higher level means to group formal bodies by interest areas. A focus category is able to be populated regardless of whether the thing focussed on is sufficiently defined, for example: 'focus' may point to a named item of legislation, with the focus category recording that the formal body was constituted to scrutinise a specific item of legislation but without identifying which.
is in range of
Has focus categoryop

Formal bodyc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/FormalBody

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A group formally constituted by Parliament to conduct specific business within Parliament, for example: a committee or a group acting as a committee. Formal groups are subject to parliamentary procedure and operate under parliamentary privilege. A formal body may be established by means of procedure - for example: by Standing Order - or by another process, for example: selection of the Advisory Panel on Works of Art by the Lords’ Speaker. A formal body may be established under statute, for example: the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, by means of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 and the Justice and Security Act 2013. People in a formal body are Members of the House of Commons or of the House of Lords. A formal body may be joint, taking membership from both Houses. Groups with informally constituted memberships are not formal groups, for example: All-Party Parliamentary Groups. Informally constituted groups are not subject to parliamentary procedure and do not operate under parliamentary privilege.
has sub-classes
Informally constituted committeec, Parliamentary committeec, Statutory Committeec
is in domain of
Belongs to Houseop, Formal body focusop, Has focus categoryop, Has lead Houseop, Has parent formal bodyop, Remitdp, Undertakes work packageop
is in range of
Has agentop, Has parent formal bodyop

General Committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/GeneralCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
The House of Commons has General Committees: their primary role is to consider proposed legislation. The House of Lords does not have General Committees, meeting as a whole House to consider proposed legislation. General Committees include Committees on Bills, Grand Committees considering matters specific to the devolved nations of the UK, and General Committees on delegated legislation and European documents.
has super-classes
Parliamentary committeec

Housec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/House

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A parliamentary House, for example: the House of Lords.
is in range of
Belongs to Houseop, Has lead Houseop

Informally constituted committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/InformallyConstitutedCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
An informally constituted committee is a committee-like formal body, not established under Parliamentary procedure or by statute.
has super-classes
Formal bodyc

Inquiryc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/Inquiry

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A type of work package investigating a specific subject or policy area.
has super-classes
Work packagec
is in domain of
Has inquiry scopeop

Inquiry scopec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/InquiryScope

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
The scope or terms of reference of an inquiry, setting out the context, constraints and questions which the inquiry seeks to address.
is in range of
Has inquiry scopeop

Non-Select Committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/NonSelectCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
The House of Lords has non-Select Committees, fulfilling a similar function to the General Committees of the House of Commons. Any Peer may attend, speak and vote in a non-Select Committee - including those not being members of the committee.
has super-classes
Parliamentary committeec

Parliamentary committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/ParliamentaryCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A parliamentary committee is constituted and has members appointed by one or both Houses, by means of a motion or Standing Order.
has super-classes
Formal bodyc
has sub-classes
General Committeec, Non-Select Committeec, Select Committeec

Select Committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/SelectCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
There are Select Committees in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Select Committees conduct inquiries into and report on matters as directed by their remit. The results of inquiries are public. The government may be expected to respond to a published inquiry. Select Committees in the House of Commons are primarily concerned with examining the work of government departments. Select Committees in the House of Lords concentrate on broader themes rather than on individual government departments. When a Select Committee in the House of Lords is not deliberating, any peer may attend and speak at the committee. When a Select Committee in the House of Lords is deliberating, peers without membership of the committee may not attend, unless invited by the Committee to do so. Any peer not being a member of a Select Committee in the House of Lords cannot vote in that committee.
has super-classes
Parliamentary committeec

Statutory Committeec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/StatutoryCommittee

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Statutory Committees are committees constituted by means of legislation, for example: the Ecclesiastical Committee, by the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919.
has super-classes
Formal bodyc

Work packagec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/WorkPackage

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A group of business items under a procedure or as determined by a committee, for example: business items considered during the passage of a particular Statutory Instrument or Public Bill, or during an inquiry by a Select Committee.
has sub-classes
Inquiryc
is in domain of
Has parent work packageop, Has work package typeop, Work package focusop
is in range of
Forms part ofop, Has parent work packageop, Undertakes work packageop

Work package typec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/WorkPackageType

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A description of the type of a work package. Whilst inquiries have a specific Inquiry subclass, work package type describes work packages which are not associated with inquiries, for example: a collection of hearings before a person is appointed to a public body or a set of hearings where a government minister appears before a committee.
is in range of
Has work package typeop

Object Properties

Belongs to Houseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/belongsToHouse

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a formal body to the House or Houses it belongs to. A joint committee will belong to both Houses.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Housec

Formal body focusop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/formalBodyFocus

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a formal body to the object of its focus.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Focusc

Forms part ofop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/formsPartOf

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a business item to a work package it forms part of. One or more business items may form part of a work package. A business item may form part of one or more work packages, for example: a meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments may consider one or more SIs, each SI being the focus of a separate work package.
has domain
Business itemc
has range
Work packagec

Has agentop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasAgent

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a business item to the formal body responsible for its organisation. A business item may be organised by more than one formal body, for example: a joint evidence session.
has domain
Business itemc
has range
Formal bodyc

Has focus categoryop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasFocusCategory

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a formal body to its focus category.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Focus categoryc

Has inquiry scopeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasInquiryScope

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates an inquiry to the scope of the inquiry..
has domain
Inquiryc
has range
Inquiry scopec

Has lead Houseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasLeadHouse

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A joint committee has a lead House, responsible for the administration of the committee.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Housec

Has parent formal bodyop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasParentFormalBody

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a sub-committee to its parent committee.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Formal bodyc

Has parent work packageop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasParentWorkPackage

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a work package to the work package it forms a part of, for example: a sub-inquiry forming part of a wider inquiry.
has domain
Work packagec
has range
Work packagec

Has work package typeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/hasWorkPackageType

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a work package to the type of the work package, where the work package is not an inquiry.
has domain
Work packagec
has range
Work package typec

Undertakes work packageop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/undertakesWorkPackage

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a formal body to a work package undertaken by the formal body. A joint inquiry will be undertaken by more than one formal body.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
Work packagec

Work package focusop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/workPackageFocus

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
Relates a work package to the object of its focus.
has domain
Work packagec
has range
Focusc

Data Properties

Remitdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/remit

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/formal-body/
A textual description of the task or area of activity assigned to a formal body.
has domain
Formal bodyc
has range
lang string

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

dc
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
foaf
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
formal-body
https://ukparliament.github.io/ontologies/formal-body/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
xmlschema
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

This HTML document was obtained by processing the OWL ontology source code through LODE, Live OWL Documentation Environment, developed by Silvio Peroni.