The Constitution Unit


Meg Russell gives evidence on impact of Wright reforms in House of Commons

14 March 2013

Today Dr Meg Russell gave evidence to the HoC Political and Constitutional Reform Committee for their inquiry into the impact of the Wright Reforms.

A Constitution Unit report by Meg Russell and Akash Paun published in 2007, The House Rules? International lessons for enhancing the autonomy of the House of Commons acted as a spark for the subsequent Wright Committee reforms which saw the establishment of a backbench business committee and elections for select committee chairs. The Hoc Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is now investigating the impact of those reforms three years on.

See Meg Russell discuss how to measure the impact of the reforms thus far; what reforms remain to be implemented and why; and where we might go from here, on the Parliament website http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=12851

See inquiry webpage and copies of written evidence here.