House of Commons
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REFORM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
EDM #233
Tabled 10 December 1993
1993-94 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House welcomes the Report of the Hansard Society Commission on the legislative process entitled Making the Law; endorses its conclusion that there needs to be a re-think of the way in which statute law is made; and would welcome an early opportunity to discuss its recommendations that (a) consultation by Government be more thorough and open, (b) Parliament should play a greater part in pre-legislative inquiry, (c) to secure more effective scrutiny there should be formal time-tabling of legislation by a steering committee chaired by the Speaker and including representatives of the Government, Opposition and back benchers, (d) first reading committees should examine complex bills immediately after their presentation and hear representations, (e) after second reading, a bill should normally be committed to a special standing committee, which could also consider more detailed points at report stage and on Lords Amendments, (f) more detailed matters should be left to be delegated legislation with proper Parliamentary scrutiny, (g) notes should be published with Acts to explain their purpose and intended effect, (h) the operation of Acts should be reviewed by select committees, (i) the Government should develop a publicly available statute law database and (k) the Government should have a two-year legislative programme and permit the carry-over of some bills from one session to another.

Signatures (48)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Burden, Richard
Labour
15 December 1993
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
14 December 1993
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
13 December 1993
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
13 December 1993
Connarty, Michael
Labour
15 December 1993
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
10 December 1993
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
19 January 1994
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
15 December 1993
Dowd, Jim
Labour
13 December 1993
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
14 December 1993
Enright, Derek
Labour
15 December 1993
Evans, John
Labour
14 December 1993
Gapes, Mike
Labour
17 December 1993
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
14 December 1993
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
03 February 1994
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
16 December 1993
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
14 December 1993
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
25 January 1994
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
13 December 1993
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
19 January 1994
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
19 January 1994
Jones, Lynne
Labour
13 December 1993
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
03 February 1994
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
10 December 1993
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
16 December 1993
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
10 December 1993
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
13 December 1993
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
14 December 1993
McKelvey, William
Labour
13 December 1993
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
13 December 1993
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
13 December 1993
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
02 February 1994
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
16 December 1993
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
10 February 1994
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
13 December 1993
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
24 February 1994
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
14 December 1993
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
10 December 1993
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
13 December 1993
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
13 December 1993
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
23 February 1994
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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233A1
Mr Harry Barnes
"at end add 'but does not believe that such a workload can be effectively undertaken by a part-time parliament.'."
Tabled 13 December 1993
9 Signatures