Monday, May 15, 2006

British parliament still under threat - today

posted by k

I have no time for carefully edited prose.

Please - as a matter of urgency - follow the link to the Save Parliament website

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, which reaches the House of Commons for its third reading today, has been amended to come extent, in response to public pressure. The law can probably not be used to amend some constitutional questions, for instance. However, the scope of "regulatory finctions" is pretty wide.

The Bill still allows ministers to introduce laws without debate in parliament. Although the government claims the Bill is all about business, this is mentioned in the Bill itself, opening the way to considerable abuse.

Recommendations from the Law Commision can be ignored.

Read regular updates here .

Or watch the debates on the parliament website .

Transcripts of debates will appear on the following day at the website .


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