Monday, December 5, 2011

Strengthen Parliament

During the course of a Parliament the House goes into recess on a large number of occasions.   The summer recess is the longest, often running for three months or more.   When Parliament is in recess the Government may recall Parliament, but if Parliament is independent it should have the ability to convene itself without having to have the permission of the executive.
Following instigation by a group of 150 MPs the Speaker should recall Parliament from recess for a specific reason given in the request.

1 comment:

  1. That is an excellent idea. The back bench MP needs to have more power.