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Government loses first round of ping pong


Today is the day for Parliamentary ping pong on the Parliamentary Voting System & Constituencies Bill.  The first issue up was whether or not the referendum result on AV should be binding in all circumstances.  Lord Rooker proposed that if the turnout is less than 40% then the result is advisory and Parliament makes the…

Influence and an absence of ping pong

Lord Norton

Parliament was prorogued at 4.30 p.m. today.  It was a quiet end end to a tumultuous session.  There was no last minute ‘ping pong’ between the chambers.  The absence of such ‘ping pong’ reflected the influence rather than the weakness of the Lords.  On recent measures – some of the big Bills going through the…