Tag Archive for James Murdoch

Lords and Commons out of sync

lordknight

This week sees the beginning of the long summer recess for both the Lords and Commons, but with the Lords working an extra day. This ought not be remarkable as long as events are proceeding in a normal way. But they are not. The Commons finish on Tuesday. For a small group of backbenchers who…

Power to summons

Lord Norton

I would just add a few words to what Lord Tyler has written about the power to subpoena witnesses.  I was asked yesterday by a journalist whether a select committee had the power to require someone who was not a UK citizen to appear before it.   I pointed out that select committees in the Commons …