Monthly Archives: November 2013

Prisoner voting rights

The issue of whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote is highly contentious and the previous and the present Government would rather the issue had not arisen.  Given the continuing pressure from the European Court of Human Rights, the … Continue reading

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Debating the size of the House

The membership of the House of Lords is growing and in the view of many in as well as outside the House is too large.  There are problems in terms of the total membership as well as resource issues in terms of the active … Continue reading

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Bringing law into effect – or not

In a recent post, I mentioned the Question for Short debate I initiated on commencement orders.  As regular readers know, I am concerned by the number of Acts passed by Parliament which have provisions that have never been brought into … Continue reading

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And the winners are…

This month’s caption competition attracted some excellent entries and I have had difficulty deciding a winner.  They were all potential winners.  At the end, I decided there was a tie for first place and the two winning entries are: Tony … Continue reading

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Caption competition for November

Picture by Mike Park, university photographer. Today we had a lecture, on legislation, delivered by David Slater, a clerk in the Public Bill Office in the House of Commons.  It is one in a series provided by Parliament, Hull being … Continue reading

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Contributing to debate…

I have had a fairly busy parliamentary schedule this week.  After teaching on Tuesday, I got down in Westminster in time for the first day in Committee on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.  I … Continue reading

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