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Yet more diminution of Parliament’s role planned.

Posted by James Hammerton @ 8:47 pm on 12 March, 2006.
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Geoff Hoon, the current Leader of the House of Commons is proposing to limit the number of questions MPs can ask:

The right of MPs to table questions is to be curbed for the first time in the history of parliament, according to a confidential document being circulated to ministers by Geoff Hoon, the leader of the house.

He proposes in the consultation document that MPs be limited to 10 questions a day after a huge rise in queries, particularly since the last general election. Part of the blame is being put on MPs’ researchers drawing up a lot of questions.

Yet again we see the government trying to limit the ability of Parliament to hold it accountable. Clearly they do not like their policies and actions being scrutinised.

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