COMMONS

Tony Wright questioned on impact of the Wright reforms

18 March 2013

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will hold its second oral evidence session on its inquiry into Revisiting Rebuilding the House: the impact of the Wright reforms.

Thursday 21 March 2013 at 9.30 am, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses

At 9.30 am

  • Dr Tony Wright, Professor of Government and Public Policy, University College London; and
  • David Natzler, Clerk Assistant and Director General, Department of Chamber and Committee Services

On 24 November 2009, the Select Committee on the 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 later, in December 2012, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee announced an inquiry into the impact of the Wright reforms.
In this second evidence session we will hear evidence from Professor Tony Wright, and consider the impact of changes to the Select Committee system, the creation of a Backbench Business Committee, and outstanding reforms such as the creation of a House Business Committee.

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