Tag Archives: Constitution Committee

More on the Strathclyde Review

In a previous post, I drew attention to the limitations – indeed the dangers – of the review by Lord Strathclyde, published in December, of how the House of Lords deals with secondary legislation.  Two committees of the House have now … Continue reading

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Who oversees the constitution?

I am now back on the Constitution Committee of the Lords.  On Wednesday, we took evidence from the two Cabinet Office ministers, Oliver Letwin and John Penrose, and the President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger and … Continue reading

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Improving standards in legislation

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee yesterday published its report on ensuring standards in the quality of legislation.  (You can read the report here.)  I gave oral and written evidence to the committee.  I was pleased that … Continue reading

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Committee work

Anyone interested in following my parliamentary activity may be disappointed if they seek to do so through the website TheyWorkForYou.com.  Since the summer recess, most of my work has been committee based.   On Mondays, I have the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

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Reforming committees

I have just done a post on Lords of the Blog about reforming committees in the Lords.  When I chaired the Commission to Strengthen Parliament, which reported in 2000, we recommended that each Bill in the Lords should normally be … Continue reading

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Committee work

In recent decades, the House of Lords has become a more specialised body, making far greater use of committees.  Much of my time is taken up with commiteee work, which absorbs more of my energy on a regular basis than the … Continue reading

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One of those weeks…

It has been one of those weeks.  I have not yet arranged to use Twitter but if I had, and found the odd moment, here’s what some of my tweets would have looked like. Wednesday Up early to catch the … Continue reading

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