Early day motion 1595

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PARLIAMENTARY REFORM

That this House urges the Government to include within a constitutional renewal bill the election by secret ballot of a Business Committee of the House to arrange business whilst allowing proper time for Government legislation; the election of the Chairs and members of select committees by secret ballot, where priority is determined by the Liaison Committee; the right of the Chair of a select committee to table key recommendations of the committee for debate and vote by the House; the right of the House to establish its own independent commissions of inquiry and to ratify the membership and terms of reference of similar commissions appointed by Government; the election of an Estimates Committee for continuous examination of the value-for-money and effectiveness of the Government's expenditure programme; the annual election of the Whips by members of each political party; the right of select committees to ratify the nomination of Cabinet Ministers and to recall them where appropriate; the right of select committees to summon senior public appointees including permanent secretaries, key regulators, senior judges, police chiefs and ambassadors for pre-ratification hearings; the debate and voting upon by this House of petitions signed by a sufficient number of electors; the right of electors to recall an hon. Member who has been censured for a serious misdemeanour; the restriction of expenditure by each political party over a whole five-year term; and the enabling of small tax-free contributions to political parties by individual taxpayers.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 10.06.2009
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 08.06.2009
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 15.06.2009
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 09.06.2009
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 09.06.2009
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 02.07.2009
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 10.06.2009
Fisher, Mark Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 10.06.2009
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 10.06.2009
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 13.07.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 11.06.2009
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 09.06.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 08.06.2009
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 03.07.2009
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 09.06.2009
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 08.06.2009
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 04.06.2009
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 08.06.2009
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 08.06.2009
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 08.06.2009
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 09.06.2009

Amendment 1595A1 - PARLIAMENTARY REFORM

  • Session: 2008-09
  • Date tabled: 08.06.2009
  • Primary sponsor: Spink, Bob
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    leave out from `the' to `party' in line 11.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Spink, Bob INDEPENDENT Castle Point 08.06.2009

Amendment 1595A2 - PARLIAMENTARY REFORM

  • Session: 2008-09
  • Date tabled: 08.06.2009
  • Primary sponsor: Spink, Bob
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    leave out `senior judges'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Spink, Bob INDEPENDENT Castle Point 08.06.2009