Skip to site navigation

Robert Hazell gives evidence to Liaison Committee on public appointments

16 June 2011

Whitehall

Robert Hazell today appeared before the House of Commons Liaison Committee as expert witnesses on the issue of parliamentary involvement in key public appointments.

In February 2010, the Unit published a report that evaluating the scrutiny processes undertaken for top appointments which fed into the Liaison Committee's first report.


The Liaison Committee comprises the chairs of all the major Commons select committees. Following the Unit's report, it launched a short inquiry on Parliament's role in key public appointments, which included today's evidence session with Prof Hazell, and a hearing with Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude MP.

The committee is expected to publish a report with recommendations for reform to the current system.

Further Information

Join the Debate

Blog

News

Graham Gee: The Lord Chief Justice and Section 5 of the Constitutional Reform Act

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:06:17 +0000

This is posted on behalf of Graham Gee and originally appeared on the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The Constitutional Reform Act redrew relationships between the senior judiciary and Parliament in a number of ways. Amongst the most significant was removing the right of the LCJ to speak in the Lords. Earlier this month, the […]

Read more...

Jenny Watson’s lecture on the modernisation of the electoral administration system

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:57 +0000

In the latest Constitution Unit seminar, Jenny Watson, the Chair of the Electoral Commission, provided the audience with a very eloquent account of the challenges and opportunities presented by the imminent and future work towards electoral modernisation. Drawing upon the effective steps that have already been taken by the Labour administration and most recently the […]

Read more...

Concerns about the Steel/Byles Lords reform bill: a summary

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:01:07 +0000

David Steel’s Lords reform bill (previously sponsored in the Commons by Dan Byles) had its second reading in the chamber on Friday. Last night the Constitution Unit and Constitution Society jointly hosted a meeting in the Lords to discuss concerns about the bill. Its main provisions – allowing peers to retire, and for the expulsion of serious criminals - have […]

Read more...
Mailing List

Connect with us

RSSFlickr

Footer menu