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Experts questioned on the Legislative Process

6 June 2018

The House of Lords Constitution Committee hears evidence from experts on the passage of legislation through Parliament, as part of their inquiry into the Legislative Process.


Wednesday 6 June in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Professor Meg Russell, University College London
  • Dr Ruth Fox, Hansard Society
  • Mr Daniel Gover, Queen Mary University of London

At 11.30am

  • Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira, University of  Leeds
  • Dr Louise Thompson, University of Surrey

Possible questions

  • How effective is Parliament's scrutiny of bills? Can the quality of legislative scrutiny readily be assessed?
  • Does the timetabling of bills by the usual channels in each House affect the quality of scrutiny? Should the timing of bills be more predictable, or the process of timetabling more transparent?
  • What impact does the annual cycle of parliamentary sessions have on legislation? Is the 'wash-up' at the end of a session inevitable? If not, what are the alternatives?
  • To what extent does Parliament effectively facilitate public and stakeholder engagement during the passage of legislation?
  • How can Parliament use technology to improve public participation in the legislative process?

Further information

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