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Revisiting Rebuilding the House: the impact of the Wright reforms

Inquiry status: Report was published as the Third Report of Session 2013-14 on Revisiting Rebuilding the House: the impact of the Wright reforms (HC 82) on Thursday 18 July 2013.

The Government Response was published on Monday 9 December 2013.

Letter received from Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Leader of the House on 30.01.14 (PDF PDF 63 KB)

On 24 November 2009, the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons, chaired by Tony Wright, published its report Rebuilding the House. The report began by stating: “The Committee aims to make the Commons matter more, increase its vitality and rebalance its relationship with the executive, and to give the public a greater voice in parliamentary proceedings.”

Three years on, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has decided to conduct an inquiry into the impact of the Wright reforms. The Committee is issuing a call for written evidence that addresses some or all of the following questions:


1. To what extent have the Wright reforms succeeded in making the House of Commons matter more, increasing its vitality, and rebalancing its relationship with the Executive?

  • Which reforms have been most significant in this context?

2. To what extent have the Wright reforms succeeded in giving the public a greater voice in parliamentary proceedings?

  • Which reforms have been most significant in this context?

3. Which reforms proposed by the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons have not yet been implemented?

  • What is the reason for delay in implementation?
  • What impact would these reforms be likely to have on how the House of Commons functions and is perceived by the public?

 

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