Mark and Ruth look at the growing fashion for re-writing Bills mid-air as they pass through Parliament, adding on all sorts of policy bells and whistles at the last minute.
If regulators gain new powers laid out in the Financial Services and Markets Bill, how can Parliament hold them to account? Listen to our research team discuss this and more on Twitter Spaces.
[Ended] 12pm, Wednesday 31 August
The Financial Services and Markets Bill is scheduled for its Second Reading on Wednesday 7 September. To help you understand the Bill's approach to delegated powers and Retained EU Law (REUL), the Hansard Society research team held a free Twitter Space covering a number of key questions, including:
What are the Government's proposals for modifying and revoking Retained EU Law relating to financial services?
How can Parliament hold financial services regulators to account given the new powers laid out in the Bill?
How does the Bill fit within the wider delegated legislation system?
Delegated legislation is the most common form of legislation in the United Kingdom. It is the legislation of everyday life, impacting millions of citizens daily. But the terminology and procedures that surround it are complex and often confusing. This explainer unpacks delegated legislation - the terminology and Parliament's role in scrutinising it - to reveal more about how delegated legislation really works.
What a week! Suella Braverman's sacking from Government was immediately eclipsed by the appointment of former Prime Minister David Cameron as the new Foreign Secretary. Mark and Ruth explore the many questions this raises, not least for scrutiny of foreign affairs by MPs.
The Prime Minister’s decision to cancel the next stage of HS2 has given rise to criticism that once again the Government has ridden roughshod over Parliament. Just over 1,300 hours of legislative time have been spent on four HS2-related Bills over nine Sessions in the last decade. Why has it taken so long and what now happens to that legislation?
When parliamentarians reassemble at Westminster on 7 November for the start of the new Session, all eyes will be on the legislative programme to be announced in the King’s Speech. Speculation about the likely date of the next general election is rife at Westminster, but until the date is settled there are a lot of parliamentary issues still to be tackled. We’ve picked out a few things to look out for on the political horizon.