Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Parliamentary Bill – Democracy (Recall of Elected Representatives Bill 2010-11)

23/01/2012

Goldsmith, Zac raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

A Bill to permit voters to recall their elected representatives in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Comment by #wco:

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More information can be read at:
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/recallofelectedrepresentatives.html

Published: 26/07/2010 16:50:00
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Early Day Motion (EDM) – Democracy (EDM 1564: PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS)

07/05/2011

Mulholland, Greg raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Parliament-UK; Regulation

That this House expresses concern that Private Members’ Bills are presented to the House on Fridays; notes that Friday is the day commonly used by hon. Members to visit their constituencies; notes the importance for hon. Members to have a day in their constituency to hold surgeries and attend local events; is concerned that Private Members’ Bills have often been unable to reach Committee Stage because less than 100 hon. Members were in attendance; notes that this was the case for the Sustainable Livestock Bill on 12 November 2010, where only 62 hon. Members were able to attend, despite 176 having stated their support for the Bill; and calls upon the Government to examine the protocols for the Second Reading of Private Members’ Bills, which unfairly discriminate against hon. Members who are active in their constituencies and thus hinder the passage of Private Members’ Bills.

Comment by #wco:

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More information can be read at:
http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1564

Published: 09/03/2011 09:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Deputy Prime Minister: Elected Representatives: Recall)

29/04/2011

Goldsmith, Zac raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Scrutiny

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his proposals for the recall of elected representatives will apply to local councillors.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Harper, Mark

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-04-05b.50767.h

Published: 05/04/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Leader of the House: E-petitions)

28/04/2011

Fuller, Richard raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Petition; Parliament-UK

To ask the Leader of the House what progress has been made in the transfer of e-petitions to the Direct.gov portal.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Young, George

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-21b.47382.h

Published: 21/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – Democracy (Leader of the House: Private Members’ Bills (2010-12 Session))

28/04/2011

Young, George raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

In September, I informed the House that the Government had decided that the current Session of Parliament should run until the spring of 2012. This was in order to ensure a smooth transition towards five, 12-month Sessions over a Parliament, which would be a beneficial consequence of Parliament agreeing the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill. …

Comment by #wco:

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More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2011-03-23a.57WS.1

Published: 23/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Deputy Prime Minister: Recall of Parliament)

28/04/2011

Lucas, Ian raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Governance; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to publish his proposals to enable electors in a parliamentary constituency to recall their elected hon. Member.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Harper, Mark

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-18b.47650.h

Published: 18/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Deputy Prime Minister: Protection of Freedoms Bill)

28/04/2011

Knight, Greg raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Education; Legislation; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister at what time on 15 February 2011 (a) the written ministerial statement on the Protection of Freedoms Bill: Public Reading Stage was delivered to the House and (b) the embargo was lifted on the press release issued on 14 February 2011 relating to the launch of the Public Reading Stage website.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Young, George Clegg, Nicholas

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-16a.46151.h

Published: 16/03/2011 12:00:00
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Consultation – Democracy (The Public Reading Stage)

28/04/2011

Clegg, Nicholas raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Education; Legislation; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny; Technology

This website is a pilot version of that commitment to garner comments from the public on bills as they pass through Parliament.

The normal parliamentary convention is that there should be at least two weekends between the initial publication of the Bill and the first proper debate in Parliament.

Comment by #wco:

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More information can be read at:
http://publicreadingstage.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Published: 15/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Deputy Prime Minister: Public Bills: Internet)

28/04/2011

Engel, Natascha raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Education; Legislation; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny; Technology

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister

(1) who will be responsible for operating the dedicated website for public reading stage of Bills; how many people will operate the website; and what budget has been established for the website;

(2) what progress he has made on the establishment of a dedicated website to take online comments from members of the public on proposed legislation.

Comment by #wco: Well Done!

Other Contacts: Clegg, Nicholas

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-15a.41657.h

http://publicreadingstage.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Published: 15/03/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – Democracy (Deputy Prime Minister: Public Bills)

28/04/2011

Engel, Natascha raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Democracy; Education; FoI; Legislation; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister

(1) what discussions he has had with the Procedure Committee on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) a public reading day within a Bills committee stage;

(2) what discussions he has had with the Liaison Committee on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) a public reading day within a Bills committee stage;

(3) what discussions he has had with the Backbench Business Committee on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) a public reading day within a Bills committee stage;

(4) what discussions he has had with the committee of the House of Lords on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) a public reading day within a Bills committee stage.

Comment by #wco:

Other Contacts: Clegg, Nicholas

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-14a.41660.h

Published: 14/03/2011 12:00:00
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