Private Members' Bill system broken and discredited, says committee



The parliamentary system allowing backbenchers to try to get their own Bills on to the statute book is "broken and discredited" and needs a major overhaul, a Commons' committee has insisted.
The Procedure Committee called for MPs to be banned from "killing" Private Members' Bills by talking them out of time, as the body accused ministers of "dodging" reform so that only Government-supported measures have any chance of becoming law.
The committee expressed "concern" about then prime minister David Cameron's muted response to their last push for change... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 38
Source: Belper News
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