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Constitutional standards

Lord Norton

On Monday, I chaired a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Constitution.  The speakers were Professor Dawn Oliver, of University College London, and Jack Simson Caird, of Queen Mary College, addressing their report, published by the Constitution Unit, on The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.  (You…

Improving legislative standards

Lord Norton

I was giving evidence yesterday to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in the Commons, alongside Lord Maclennan and MP Nick Raynsford, as part of the the committee’s inquiry into legislative standards.  The committee is examining whether, among other things, a commitee on legislative standards should be established.  I was keen to argue that such a…