Revitalising the Chamber: the role of the back bench Member, first report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons
The Stationery Office, 20.06.2007 - 204 Seiten
This report makes recommendations to improve the process by which Members learn and develop their careers. If implemented the recommendations would mean: extending the period between a General Election and the date of first sitting, to allow for a longer period of induction; allocating part of most question times to topical questions; extra debates on topical matters on a weekly basis; shorter debates on most general issues and some legislation; a weekly half-hour slot for debating Select Committee Reports; more comprehensible motions; shorter speeches; greater flexibility on time limits on speeches; and the reintroduction, on a trial basis, of Private Members' Motions in Westminster Hall.
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