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Sunday, April 30, 2006
  Campaign for Accountable Government
One of the things I am doing is campaigning to improve the accountability of government (the executive).

I have done quite a bit of studying of Constitutional Law recently and concluded that there is a mechanism to force ministers to answer some of the questions they refuse to answer.

A good example of failing to answer questions was the situation with the prisoners that should have been deported.

So far I have reported Five Ministers to the Cabinet Secretary for Breaching the Ministerial Code of Conduct and started a process of Judicial Review against one of those five on the basis that she has failed to answer a question properly.

Clearly this will go on for some time, but we really do need to improve the way in which ministers are held to account. Too often they refuse to answer questions.
Some MPs find Freedom of Information legislation a better mechanism for getting answers than Parliamentary Questions. I am running a few appeals through that process at the moment as well.
 
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