The Commons Procedure Committee is inquiring into how the procedures of the House of Commons engage with the UK’s territorial constitution. It’ll include how the committees in the devolved legislatures can better work together.
Soon to launch a new campaign on cronyism and corruption, Unlock Democracy want to hear from you on whether the lobbying system broadly works or whether it should change. If the latter, what should be done?
Their survey is quick and easy, so why not give them a hand? Your answers will help define the direction of the new campaign.
How can councils and the local public sector be more responsive to, and inclusive of, citizens? The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny wants to hear from you if you’ve (as an individual or group) tried to influence local decision-making.
Whether you’ve tried to change a policy or service, been successful or not, they want to understand the barriers and challenges you came across.
The focus of this inquiry is propriety of governance and the efficacy of the Nolan Principles (the ethical standards expected of those in public office).
It will broadly cover whether conflicts of interest and access to decision-makers are being effectively regulated. They specifically want to know if the current Lobbying Act and Register is good enough.
The Treasury Committee’s short investigation will focus on lessons to be learnt by HM Treasury particularly from the interactions between Chancellor Rishi Sunak and David Cameron.
The MPs are expecting to hear in person from both of those, as well as Lex Greensill.
The Public Accounts Committee is always listened to, so their report into ‘Lessons from Greensill Capital’ will be highly anticipated. The focus will be on the Government’s commercial functions – so lobbying for contracts as opposed to policy influencing.
This one doesn’t seem to have opened for written evidence submissions yet, so check the Committee page or the Democracy Action website for updates.
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