Quick Post – Machine Readable Patents Act

I’ve finally found out how to access UK legislation in XML format – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/developer/uris – you just add /data.xml to the end of the statute URI!

E.g. – https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1977/37/data.xml .

If anyone wants to play with the legislation you can use the requests and Beautiful Soup libraries in Python to parse the XML. If you want a bit more power you can use lxml.

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