Archive for Fixed Term Parliaments Bill
In a vote this week the House of Lords decided to make it significantly easier for future Parliaments to change the rules for fixed term Parliaments.
As part of Parliament's deliberations over the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill, this week the House of Lords debated the possibility of moving to weekend voting.
Last week Malcolm Jack, the Clerk of the House of Commons, got a little flurry of media coverage for his evidence before a Parliamentary committee considering the proposed legislation for fixed-term Parliaments. “Parts of the government’s plans to bring in fixed-term parliaments are vulnerable to legal challenge” was how the BBC reported it. It is [...]