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Some problems of the constitution

I have just signed a contract with Manchester University Press for a book entitled Governing Britain: Parliament, ministers and our ambiguous constitution. It is designed, as may be inferred from the title, to address uncertainties, or conundrums, in our constitutional … Continue reading

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Debate on the number of ministers

The debate on Wednesday on my amendment to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill to reduce the number of ministers  can be read here.  Bear in mind that it took place at committee stage of the Bill.   It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Too many ministers

Earlier this evening I moved an amendment to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.  Or rather I moved an amendment to an amendment.  Lord Falconer of Thoroton moved an amendment to provide that the number of ministers sitting in … Continue reading

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Reading the evidence…

The uncorrected transcript of the evidence I gave to the Public Administration Committee (along with Peter Riddell and Robert Hazell) is now available on the Committee website and can be read here.  Although uncorrected, it is a very accurate transcript.   … Continue reading

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Too many ministers

This morning I gave evidence to the Public Administration Committee in the Commons as part of their inquiry into Smaller Government: What Do Ministers Do?  I appeared with Peter Riddell, now of the Institute for Government, and Robert Hazell, who … Continue reading

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