The National Assembly for Wales is a democratically elected body which represents the interests of Wales and its people. As well as making laws it also holds the Welsh Government to account. One of its most important roles is to examine what the government does, asking detailed questions about its actions and policies.
The Research Service provides expert and impartial research and information to support Assembly Members and committees in their work. To help them do this effectively, the Research Service wanted to provide a self-service programme which would enable Members and their support staff to access statistics about their particular area by constituency. We spoke to Sam Jones from the Assembly Research Service about the importance of the programme and how InstantAtlas software was used.