Speech

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Charles Walker reproaches the Government for rushing through this Bill which will see the number of backbench MPs reduced by 10%, while the number of Government Ministers remains the same and the number of unelected Lords is increased. He is also concerned at the reported £250 million cost of holding the referendum on alternative voting. [read more] about Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill Third Reading

Charles Walker opposes the third reading of the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill. [read more] about Fixed-term Parliaments Bill Third Reading

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Charles Walker opposes the Bill which increases the powers of the Executive at the expense of Parliament as the number of MPs will be reduced to 600 but the number of Government Ministers remains unchanged. [read more] about Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Number of Ministers

Charles Walker tables an amendment to the Bill which would reduce the number of Government Ministers to reflect the overall reduction in the number of MPs. The amendment was defeated. [read more] about Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Number of Ministers

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Charles Walker calls for any reduction in the number of MPs to be part of a wider reform package which includes the separation of powers by removing the Executive from Parliament. Reducing the number of MPs without such reform saves relatively little money yet increases the power of the Executive by leaving fewer backbenchers free to hold the Government to account. [read more] about Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

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