Tag Archive for Public Bodies Bill

Now the real work has started..

lordknight

The fact that I didn’t manage to blog last week is a fair indication that it got a little busy.  The Lords was busy enough, but as a 45 year old I still have a fair chunk of mortgage to pay off so I was also earning money.  For example, whilst last Friday was a sitting day…

A long debate

Lord Norton

As Baroness Deech has explained, we had a long debate on Tuesday on the Second Reading of the Public Bodies Bill.  We rose shortly before midnight.  Over 55 speakers participated.  Had each taken the 15 minutes to which they were entitled, we would have gone on for several more hours.  In the event, most speakers…

Public Bodies Bill

Lord Norton

Both Baroness Murphy and Lord Soley have commented on the Public Bodies Bill, which comes up for its Second Reading on Tuesday.  It is proving highly controversial and there is now a long speakers’ list for the debate.  The principal problem with the Bill is what is known as an ‘Henry VIII’ provision: that is,…

Quangos go

Baroness Murphy

Liam Byrne MP, the opposition Labour party front bench Treasury spokesman came to talk to the crossbenchers on Wednesday about the forthcoming ‘Bonfire of the Quangos Bill’, otherwise known formally as ‘The Public Bodies Bill’ which starts in the Lords with second reading next Tuesday. As is so often the case the Bill does not…

Delegated Legislation and driving instruction

Lord Soley

Well I hadn’t expected some tuition on mini roundabouts but I am very grateful to the AA and to the other comments on the post below. It is very useful as I am giving my son some extra driving experience before he takes his test so although I am sure his instructor gives him the right advice…