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."
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