This project examined reforms that took place in 2006 to reform committee scrutiny of government bills in the House of Commons through introducing an evidence-taking phase. It drew on a series of 30 interviews to review the work of the new committees.
This project investigated control of parliamentary agenda, budget setting, committee membership and key appointments as well as how reforms reach the agenda and who (if anyone) speaks for the backbenches.
This project was run jointly with the Hansard Society. It was the first systematic attempt to find out what value is added by the new extra stage in the legislative process, and how it can be made more effective.
This page gathers together the Constitution Unit's publications on the topic of the House of Lords, specifically its work, effectiveness and proposed/enacted reforms in a period of unprecedented change under Labour.
This page brings together two projects focusing on the impact of devolution legislation introduced by Labour. One focused on the impact on the Westminster parliament itself and the other looked at the impact on local representative roles.