Anger as Welfare Reform Bill debate ‘squirreled away’ from public scrutiny

 

Peers agreed today to a Government plan to hold the committee stage of the controversial Welfare Reform Bill away from the main chamber of the House of Lords, despite strong opposition from Labour.
Government chief whip Baroness Anelay of St Johns argued that the next stage of the Bill should be debated in a committee room and peers accepted the plan by 263 votes to 211, majority 52.
Decisions on where committee stages are held are almost invariably taken in private between the parties, making today’s vote extremely unusual.
But today both sides blamed each other for the breakdown of negotiations.

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2 Responses to “Anger as Welfare Reform Bill debate ‘squirreled away’ from public scrutiny”

  1. malka Says:

    yet another stitch up, so much for transparency………..

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