Tag Archive for Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Debating the constitution

Lord Norton

The past week has been a busy one for the House in considering constitutional issues.  On Monday, there was a question for short debate (QSD) on the role of the House in the event of reform.  Such debates are time-limited – in this case to ninety minutes – and there were so many speakers that…

Not sitting, but busy

Lord Norton

The House of Commons was sitting last week and again this week.  It has been busy with the Second Readings of the Government’s two major constitutional measures (the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill and the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill).  The House of Lords is not sitting, but the fact that MPs are in session has…