Our Director, Nat le Roux, gives evidence to PCRC

Following The Constitution Society’s submission of written evidence (which can be found here) to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s inquiry into ‘Ensuring standards in the quality of legislation’; Nat le Roux, Director of The Constitution Society, was invited to give oral evidence on the 21st of June. He appeared alongside Lord Butler and Sir Nicholas Monck who served as representatives of the Better Government Initiative.

Below is a video of Nat attending the oral evidence session before the Committee.

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ARCHIVE: Better Government Initiative

[First Published on Monday 1st February 2010]

The following post was first published on ConSoc’s previous site. It is recorded here as a window onto issues as they were at the time. For more up to date news on the Constitution and Constitutional reform, make sure to follow the ConSoc blog.

On 27th January, the Better Government Initiative published a 56 page report – “Good Government – Reforming Parliament and the Executive”. Written by 14 former senior civil servants, including Lord Butler and Sir John Chilcot, the report concludes that reform of our governance is urgent. The report addresses what has gone wrong and sets out 39 recommendations for change, ranging from better and evidence based policy formation, less legislation, clarity around the duties of ministers and the re-establishment of the role of the civil service which has been damaged in recent years by the growth of special advisers and civil servants. Click here to access a full copy of the report.