Tag Archive for welfare reform

Legitimate legislation

Baroness Murphy

I’m back. Regular readers know very well where I’ve been so I won’t go on about how lovely it was and I have to say it’s very hard to come back to the grey skies of Norfolk and today’s torrential rain. We needed it for the garden but why couldn’t it have fallen out of…

A Prayer for Welfare Reform

Baroness Murphy

I shall be participating in a “Prayer to Annul” debate this evening. This weird wording means a debate raised to protest against a negative statutory instrument. Under the standard negative procedure, the SI is annulled if the prayer motion is agreed by the House within 40 days of the SI being laid. Lord Kirkwood of…