Andrew Defty discusses the delay in appointing the Intelligence and Security Committee

In a blog piece for the Hansard Society on 9 June, Andrew Defty has discussed the unprecedented delay in appointing the Intelligence and Security Committee and some of its implications: https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/blog/where-is-the-intelligence-and-security-committee-and-why-does-its-absence.  

Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

Thursday 21 May 2020 University of Lincoln The PSA Parliaments and PSA Leadership Specialist Groups invite participants to contribute to a one-day workshop, hosted by the newly-established Lincoln Parliamentary Research Centre (ParliLinc), to open up a new topic in political Continue reading Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Governance of Parliamentary Institutions: Structures, Processes, and Leadership PhD GTA Funded Studentship Reference Number: COSS2019-1 Project Leads: Dr Mark Bennister, Dr Samantha Shave, Professor Matthew Hall Overview The School of Social and Political Science’s newly established ParliLinc Group at the University Continue reading New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

A funded PhD studentship in the area of Legislative Leadership and Governance is available at the University of Lincoln. The successful candidate will work with staff in the ParliLinc research group to investigate leadership and governance of the legislatures at Continue reading New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

Select Committee Membership, Parliamentary Roles and Parliamentary Careers

Steve McKay and colleagues from Coventry University and the University of Birmingham, have had an article on MPs’ membership of select committees published in Parliamentary Affairs. It suggests that MPs approach this aspect of their parliamentary work in different ways, Continue reading Select Committee Membership, Parliamentary Roles and Parliamentary Careers

Effectiveness of select committees

Steve McKay and colleagues from Birmingham, Coventry and the LSE have published two blogs on the PSA Parliaments Group website. One examines the effectiveness of select committees in informing the House of Commons, as measured by whether they are debated Continue reading Effectiveness of select committees

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

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

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