Tag: Hannah White

The Government has been defeated 10 times in the House of Lords since the election: could this be the new parliamentary reality?

The Government has been defeated 10 times in the House of Lords since the election: could this be the new parliamentary reality?

At the 2015 General Election in May, the Conservative Party won a majority in the House of Commons. However, they are far from having one in the House of Lords, which has a very different composition. Here, Hannah White considers the significance of recent defeats in the House of Lords at the start of the new […]

Select committees in the 2015 parliament: some change, some continuity

Select committees in the 2015 parliament: some change, some continuity

In the aftermath of the election the shape of the select committee system in the new parliament is now beginning to emerge, with the party label of the chairs of the various House of Commons committees being allocated. Hannah White offers some thoughts about what has changed and where we might see more continuity. Limited structural […]

The House of Commons Liaison Committee needs reform if it is to fulfil its potential

The House of Commons Liaison Committee needs reform if it is to fulfil its potential

Last week the House of Commons Liaison Committee – the Committee made up of the Chairs of the House’s 34 select committees – has published its Legacy Report on select committees in the 2010-15 parliament. Hannah White assesses the report and argues for reform of the Liaison Committee itself. Similar PostsWhen select committees speak, do newspapers […]

The election of Sarah Wollaston as Chair of the health committee illustrates the changing nature of the committee system

The election of Sarah Wollaston as Chair of the health committee illustrates the changing nature of the committee system

The Commons select committee system has just received a further injection of new blood in the person of former GP and Conservative back-bencher Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. The Institute for Government’s Hannah White asks what her election as the new Chair of the health select committee tells us about the way the system is changing.  Similar […]