Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Prrinciples for Parliamentary Reform
1 Primacy of scrutiny - Parliament should be organised and resourced in such a way that parliamentarians can more systematically and effectively scrutinise the Executive
2 Cultural Change - MPs views of their role needs to change - and more emphasis needs to be put on working effectively in committees.
3 Procedural change and streamlining - the quality of outputs - particularly legislation needs to be improved
4 Public Engagement - Parliament must communicate with and respond more effectively to the Public
5 Strategic vision and leadership - piecemeal evolution is not enough - there needs to be a strategic vision, and the leadership to push through necessary reforms.
The paper can be read in full here.