Tag Archives: Lords Constitution Committee

From committee to chamber

This past year, my work in the Lords has been very much focused on committees.  The Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Bill has been especially time consuming.  I had to re-organise my academic schedule to accommodate it … Continue reading

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No two weeks are the same

Each week tends to be hectic, but the demands tend to be different.  Last week, it was notable for the press of meetings, not least on  the Wednesday.  We had the Deputy PM before the Constitution Committee (see the earlier … Continue reading

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Questioning the Deputy PM

As ladytizzy has noticed – see her comment on the previous post – the Deputy Prime Minister gave evidence yesterday to the Constitution Committee.  It was his regular appearance in order to discuss constitutional change.   You can see his appearance here.  I came in … Continue reading

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No two days are the same…

Although the House only came back on Tuesday, it already feels like it has been a demanding week.  I was in the chamber on Tuesday for the statement on Scotland’s constitutional future.  There is clearly going to be a major … Continue reading

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A delegation from Vietnam

The past week has followed its usual pattern, in so far as I have a normal working week.  On Monday, there was the meeting of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.  We took evidence from … Continue reading

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Pseudo-tweets of the week…

It has been a fairly busy week, hence the reason for the light posting. Monday.  As covered in my previous post, as soon as I finished teaching, it was a case of rushing to get the train to Westminster in … Continue reading

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What do you call former Lord Chancellors?

At yesterday’s meeting of the Constitution Committee in the Lords, we took evidence from three former Lord Chancellors – Jack Straw, Lord Mackay of Clashfern and Lord Falconer of Thoroton – as part of our inquiry into judicial appointments.  While … Continue reading

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The week in Westminster…

This week I am based almost wholly in Westminster, a combination of parliamentary business and the fact that students still working on projects are my students  in Westminster.   The teaching semester has finished in Hull. On Monday, it was a … Continue reading

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Busy week

It has been another of those weeks.  On Monday, it was a case of teaching and then travelling to Westminster later in the day.  I had a meeting with Zoltan Kovacs, the Hungarian Minister of State for Government Communication, who … Continue reading

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Another long day

Yesterday was another long day.  Here are a few super-tweets: Breakfast meeting with a graduate student. Constitution Committee: we take evidence from Lord Jay, chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.  He says they are considering being proactive in … Continue reading

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