Letter from Dr Stephen Ladyman MP to the
Chairman of the Committee
Graham is right. You deserve many congratulations
for this work.
I would also back Graham's suggestionsthe
only one I have some doubt about is the election of Select Committee
Members. How will newer members get onto committees as no-one
will know them. Also the "awkward squad" may think this
will help them but I suspect they will find it keeps them off
select committees even more than the whips ever did.
The other suggestions I would throw in the pot
Speakers after the front bench to stay in the
chamber for the bulk of the debate. I don't see why the "great
and the good" should speak and clear off so that they never
hear my views.
Speakers after the front bench to be called
randomly. The constituents of new members are as entitled to hear
their MP speak in the early part of a debate when it can be reported
as the constituents of older members.
When we have a statement on a government white
paper or report why not issue it under an embargo at noon to MPs
so that we can ask informed questions instead of the routine knockabout
we have to engage in now.