Wednesday, 31 October 2007
The Coming Year in Parliament
Sadly, due to a power failure in the Palace of Westminster - and the consequent problems caused - BBC Parliament were only able to provide a live audio feed for yesterday's prorogation. At the moment the archive on http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Archives/ is not working.
The 2007/08 session already looks to be an interesting one. The draft legislative programme was published last July and is available at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/upload/assets/www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/publications/reports/governance/governance.pdf
Constitutional Reform promises to be one area where much activity will be undertaken. The broad outline was set out in http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm71/7170/7170.pdf.
Last week three more detailed consultation papers were published, two by the Department of Justice:-
War Powers & Treaties: http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/cp2607a.pdf
Judicial Appointments: http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/cp2507.pdf
and from the Home Office
Managing Protest around Parliament: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/cons-2007-managing-protest?view=Binary
Your observations would be welcome here.