Tag Archive for Information Committee

Strengthening the House

Lord Norton

The Lords has been in the news again over the issue of expenses.  The sooner we get the problem sorted the better.  As I said on the  BBC’s Record Review last week, each House needs a system that is both simple and transparent.  The rules and the transactions need to be clear to everybody: transparency is the best…

Are the Lords listening?

Hansard Society

After all the dreadful stories in the past months about Parliament, I’m very pleased to bring you a piece of good news today! As many of you will know, our Information Committee has been carrying out an inquiry into how the House of Lords and Parliament as a whole can engage with the public and…

People and Parliament: an update

Hansard Society

As Chairman of the Lords Information Committee, I want to tell you how we have got on in our Inquiry on “How can we improve the relations between Parliament and the Public?”. Obviously, this is now a sixty-four dollar question. Since we started in March we’ve received many many comments from people. We’re now having…

Parliament and public

Lord Norton

It has been another of those weeks.   Yesterday was especially hectic, similar to Wednesday of last week (Constitution Committee, Association of Conservative Peers, Sub-Committee E of the EU Committee, Grand Committee on the Political Parties and Elections Bill, and a seminar with my students) but with the addition of giving evidence to the Information Committee…

Redesigned Parliament website

Lord Norton

The Parliament website has been re-designed and the home page is now more geared to news and activities in both Houses than it is to the institutional framework of Parliament.   It is visually more attractive and I would judge easier to navigate for those who are not that familiar with the institution.  The home page also…