Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee considers witness figures

At its meeting on 7 November, the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee considered figures on witnesses to the Parliament’s committees during the 2018-19 year. The figures were provided to the Parliament by Hugh Bochel and Colleen Wall. They Continue reading Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee considers witness figures

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Westminster Workshop on Gender Sensitive Scrutiny

On 17 June, Hugh Bochel participated in the CPA UK Westminster Workshop on Gender Sensitive Scrutiny, as part of a panel with Baroness Barker, Sarah Champion MP and Naz Shah MP. The Workshop, which took place in Portcullis House, involved Continue reading Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Westminster Workshop on Gender Sensitive Scrutiny

Article published on the scrutiny of legislation

‘Evidence-informed or Value-based? Exploring the Scrutiny of Legislation in the UK Parliament’, in the Journal of Legislative Studies, by Phil Begley, Catherine Bochel, Hugh Bochel, Andrew Defty, Jan Gordon, Kaisa Hinkkainen, Ben Kisby, Steve McKay and Gerry Strange, was published Continue reading Article published on the scrutiny of legislation

Hugh Bochel participates in round table on SDG 16

Hugh Bochel participated in an academic round table, ‘Towards better data for Sustainable Development Goal 16: how to measure parliamentary effectiveness’, hosted by the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy/Westminster Foundation for Democracy at the British Academy in London on 21-22 March.

ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees

A number of members of ParliLinc have each submitted evidence to the House of Commons Liaison Committee inquiry into the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system: Mark Bennister on the Prime Minister’s appearances before the Liaison Committee, Catherine Continue reading ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees

Article on policy success and failure published

‘Assessing Policy Success and Failure: Targets, Aims and Processes’, in Policy Studies, by Phil Begley, Catherine Bochel, Hugh Bochel, Andrew Defty, Jan Gordon, Kaisa Hinkkainen, Ben Kisby, Steve McKay and Gerry Strange, was published online in December 2018. The article Continue reading Article on policy success and failure published

ParliLinc staff participate in workshop on academic fellows in parliaments

Mark Bennister, Catherine Bochel and Hugh Bochel participated in a workshop, ‘Academic Fellows in Parliament: Impact, Lessons and Challenges’, held at the House of Commons on 16 November 2018. Catherine and Mark are also involved in producing a report on Continue reading ParliLinc staff participate in workshop on academic fellows in parliaments