For everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament; the US Congress; the European Parliament and the French Parlement.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2008
End of the Vote Drought
This week the House of Lords ended its vote drought. Until Monday's vote on the Climate Change Bill, there had not been a division since 25th October! But they are back into their habits. Yesterday there were two divisions on the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill. One of the factors explaining the lack of votes is the legislative process. A new session means that all proposed legislation must begin its progress - only now are we into the main flow. Also, by tradition the House of Lords rarely votes on Second Readings.
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.