House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
REFORM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
EDM #233A1
Tabled 13 December 1993
1993-94 Session
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Mr Austin Mitchell on 10 December 1993
This is amendment number 1

Suggested Amendment

"at end add 'but does not believe that such a workload can be effectively undertaken by a part-time parliament.'."

Original Motion Text

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 (9)

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.
There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment