Parliament opened up to the people

 
Bob Forsyth – GDPR (Sorry don’t fall asleep it’s important) In his latest blog for Infologue Bob Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer at Kings Security writes about the introduction of GDPR and its implications for the security sector. Read on »
Business leader wants “social value” overhaul of government contracts Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder but awarded to “social business” says Phillip Ullmann of Cordant Group. Read on »
Bob Forsyth – The Key battleground for client data Bob Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer at Kings Security, discusses new disruptive technologies and their impact on the today's marketplace in his latest blog. Read on »
Saturday, 26 May 2018

Parliament opened up to the people

The coalition government has launched the first stage of plans to give members of the public the right to comment on every aspect of new legislation.

From today, you can comment on the government’s Protection of Freedoms Bill by visiting www.publicreadingstage.cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Published last week, reforms in the Bill will put an end to unwarranted local authority snooping and unnecessary scrutiny of individuals.

This new pilot public reading stage means your comments will be factored into MP’s considerations of the legislation as part of its parliamentary passage.

The Prime Minister said he hopes this will open up the parliamentary process to the widest possible audience. ‘Right now a tiny percentage of the population write legislation that will apply to one hundred percent of the population,’ he said. 

‘This makes our laws poorer because it shuts out countless people across the country whose expertise could help.

‘And it makes our politics poorer because it increases the sense that Parliament is somehow separate from the people rather than subservient to them.

‘Our new public reading stage will improve the level of debate and scrutiny of Bills by giving everyone the opportunity to go online and offer their views on any new legislation. That means better laws – and more trust in our politics.’

This project represents the first step towards meeting the coalition government’s commitment to introduce a public reading stage for all Bills, allowing the government to test the technology and ensure the system works well.

Home Office Website


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Interconnective Security Products