|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
IFG - Response to Strathclyde review
Hannah White, Programme Director at the Institute for Government, responded to the publication of the Strathclyde review of the House of Lords
"Given the speed of the review and the limited consultation undertaken, we welcome the fact that the Strathclyde review has not proposed radical constitutional change. Rather it proposes to put in statute what has long been largely accepted practice – that the Lords should not exercise a veto over a piece of secondary legislation passed by the Commons more than once.
More importantly though, the issues examined by Strathclyde are a distraction from more significant questions which the Government and Parliament must address. These include the implications of the rising size and the party imbalances in the House of Lords, and when it is appropriate for the government to use secondary legislation for far-reaching changes on policy – as well as how such secondary legislation is scrutinised."
For more information, please contact Nicole Valentinuzzi on 07850313791.
View Stratyclyde Review:
Latest News from
Air pollution guidance welcome - but government action needed too - IPPR01/12/2016 13:35:00
Laurie Laybourn-Langton, IPPR research fellow on energy, transport and climate, responded to today’s announcement from NICE on dealing with air pollution
Scotland braced for ‘unprecedented’ cuts over the coming years, fresh IPPR Scotland analysis reveals01/12/2016 11:35:00
Changes to Universal Credit will put £50m back into the pockets of households in Scotland, but pre-existing plans for benefits cuts in Scotland were worth £600m per year by 2020, meaning Scottish families are still on course to be £550m worse off (2016/17 prices)
JRF - Evidence shows benefit sanctions are not fit for purpose01/12/2016 10:35:00
Chris Goulden, Deputy Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation responded to yesterday’s report on benefit sanctions by the National Audit Office
IPPR - Government must be bolder on top pay and corporate governance29/11/2016 15:35:00
Mathew Lawrence, IPPR research fellow, responded to today's government announcement on corporate governance reform