Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Consultation – #wco Democracy (The Public Reading Stage)

28/04/2011

Clegg, Nicholas raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Education; Legislation; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny; Technology

This website is a pilot version of that commitment to garner comments from the public on bills as they pass through Parliament.

The normal parliamentary convention is that there should be at least two weekends between the initial publication of the Bill and the first proper debate in Parliament.

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More information can be seen at:
http://publicreadingstage.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Published: 15/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Democracy (Prime Minister: Public Bills)

27/04/2011

Engel, Natascha raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Security; Parliament-UK

To ask the Prime Minister how many staff of his Office he expects to work on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) the introduction of a public reading day within a Bill’s committee stage.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Cameron, David

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-03-07c.41653.h

Published: 07/03/2011 12:00:00
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Parliamentary Bill – #wco Democracy (Recall of Elected Representatives Bill 2010-11)

27/04/2011

Goldsmith, Zac raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

A Bill to permit voters to recall their elected representatives in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

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More information can be read at:
http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/recallofelectedrepresentatives.html

Published: 26/07/2010 16:50:00
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Consultation – #wco Democracy (Have your say on MPs’ Code of Conduct )

15/03/2011

Somebody raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Governance; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is seeking views on the scope and content of the House of Commons Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has published a consultation paper which sets out a number of questions for consideration. Consultees are invited to respond to all or any of these questions, and to make any other points they would wish to have considered.

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More information can be read at:
http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2011/march/review-of-the-code-of-conduct-for-mps/

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/standards-and-privileges-committee/

Published: 07/03/2011 09:00:00
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Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Democracy (Protection of Freedoms Bill: Public Reading Stage)

20/02/2011

Clegg, Nicholas raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Education; FoI; Governance; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny

The Government have pledged in the coalition agreement to introduce:

“a new “public reading stage” for Bills to give the public an opportunity to comment on proposed legislation online, and a dedicated “public reading day” within a Bills Committee stage where those comments will be debated by the Committee scrutinising the Bill” …

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More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wms/?id=2011-02-15a.73WS.1

Published: 15/02/2011 12:00:00
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Gov Written Answer – #wco Democracy (Prime Minister: Departmental Internet)

17/11/2010

Berger, Luciana raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Parliament-UK; Scrutiny; Technology

To ask the Prime Minister by

(1) what mechanisms he is undertaking his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street;

(2) what representations he has received from (a) individual members of the public and (b) organisations on his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street;

(3) whether he plans to take steps to encourage members of the public and organisations to participate in his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street.

Comment by #wco:

Other contacts: Cameron, David

More information can be read at:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2010-11-16a.24078.h

Published: 16/11/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Early Day Motion (EDM) – #wco Democracy (EDM 0852: BINDING LOCAL REFERENDUMS)

26/10/2010

Goldsmith, Zac raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Legislation; LocalGov; Scrutiny

That this House welcomes the Coalition Agreement commitment to give residents the power to instigate local referendums; believes that this proposal should be strengthened as an extension of direct democracy and to shorten the distance between people and power; welcomes the provisions of the Local Referendums Bill that would enable residents to trigger referendums on any local issue and ensure that the results are binding; and urges the Government to incorporate these provisions into the Localism Bill as part of its commitment to put power in the hands of communities and individuals.

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More information can be read at:
http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=41831&SESSION=905

Published: 18/10/2010 00:00:00
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Gov Early Day Motion (EDM) – #wco Democracy (EDM 0759: VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS)

21/09/2010

Brennan, Kevin raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Democracy; Parliament-UK

That this House expresses its dismay at the Government’s view that there should be no requirement on individuals to register to vote; believes that it is a citizen’s civic duty to register to vote; notes that in Northern Ireland where individual voter registration has already been introduced it remains an offence not to return the voter registration form; and calls on the Government to reconsider its position in the light of the message about the importance of voter registration it sends out to the public.

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More information can be read at:
http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=41719&SESSION=905

Published: 16/09/2010 00:00:00
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