Posted by Matt Walker on November 24, 2009
The cross-party Commons Reform Committee has made some recommendations for improving the effectiveness of Parliament. It has recommended that backbench MPs should:
- have more power to call for debates
- choose who sits on committees rather than the party whips
- have more influence over the Commons weekly agenda.
The committee has also suggested that the public should have more influence over debates via devices such as e-petitions.
George Younger, the Conservative shadow leader of the House of Commons, has suggested that Prime Minister’s Questions should take place on Thursday evening, rather than Wednesday lunch time, to make it more accessible to the public.
What other reforms would you like to see so that Parliament becomes more effective?