Monthly Archives: February 2014

February caption competition

A number of people have asked me when the next caption competition is being held.  They include someone who enjoys the competition even though never offering a caption.  So, by popular demand, here’s the February competition.  The winner will be … Continue reading

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Working through committees

Both Houses of Parliament have tended to be chamber-oriented, a feature of Westminster-type parliaments.  It is only relatively recently that each has become more specialised through the use of permanent investigative committees.  Committee work increasingly occupies the time of members.   … Continue reading

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Debating attitudes to conduct in public office…

On Tuesday, there was Question for Short Debate (QSD) in the Lords, initiated by Lord Bew, the new chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.  It was on the Committee’s most recent survey on public attitudes towards conduct in … Continue reading

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