Questioning Prime Ministers: A survey of procedures in 32 parliamentary democracies

Questioning Prime Ministers: A survey of procedures in 32 parliamentary democracies

In the second of our blogs from our 2017 conference, Legislatures in Uncertain TimesRuxandra Serban, UCL, discusses different procedures used to hold Prime Ministers to account in 32 parliamentary democracies.

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Post-Legislative Scrutiny: how parliaments review the impact of legislation

Post-Legislative Scrutiny: how parliaments review the impact of legislation

Parliament has a responsibility to monitor that legislation is implemented as intended and has the expected impact. ‘Post-Legislative Scrutiny’ can help increase government accountability and fulfill parliament’s oversight role. But how exactly do parliaments review the impact of legislation?  In a blog based on his presentation at our 2017 Legislatures in Uncertain Times conference, Franklin De Vrieze (Westminster Foundation for Democracy) discusses the parliamentary experience across different democracies and identifies shared principles. Continue reading

“What do you want from your MLA?” Constituency service in Northern Ireland

“What do you want from your MLA?” Constituency service in Northern Ireland

With no functioning Assembly at Stormont, there have been calls for a reduction or complete cut of salaries for Members of the Legislative Assembly. However, constituency work is continuing in Northern Ireland: Sean Haughey has examined how much constituency service do MLAs actually provide, and what it entails.

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