COMMONS

Lord Strathclyde questioned on the Strathclyde Review

18 January 2016

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee takes evidence on the recently published Strathclyde Review into secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons.

Witnesses

Tuesday 19 January 2016, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.40am

  • Professor Meg Russell, The Constitution Unit at UCL

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde, Chair of the Strathclyde Review

Purpose of the session

This session focuses on the background to the Strathclyde Review, including:

  • the idea that a convention exists on the House of Lords' ability to reject Statutory Instruments
  • the constitutional significance of the House of Lords' votes on the Government's Tax Credits regulations in October 2015
  • the appropriateness of the Government's response in establishing the Strathclyde Review
  • the Review's recommendations and their potential implications

Further information

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