Archive for June 30th, 2009

30th June: News up on Insite Law

News up on Insite Law

Mike SP

Editor pick of the day
30th June 2009

Commons clerk raises legal obstacle to Westminster ‘clean-up’ Bill
Times: “The Government’s attempt to replace self-regulation of MPs’ financial affairs by a new independent regulator faces an unexpected challenge. Ministers hope to push the Parliamentary Standards Bill through the Commons in three days this week. But they face the challenge of an outspoken memorandum by Malcolm Jack, Clerk of the Commons. This questions ministerial claims about the Bill’s impact on parliamentary privilege: MPs’ long-disputed right to free speech without the threat of judicial action as enshrined in the Bill of Rights of 1689”.

Yet another example of speed and not enough though.

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