The government's control of the house of commons
One thing that is not well known is that the government controls the rules of the house of commons.
This is a matter that hopefully the Wright committee will rectify. I have proposed a new clause to the Constitutional Renewal bill as follows (also see link)Procedure Committee amendments to standing orders
To move the following Clause:—
‘Standing Orders of the House of Commons shall make provision for the
Procedure Committee to have the power to table amendments to Standing Orders
for the whole House to accept or reject following a short debate within one week
of the tabling of such amendments.
Although this cannot actually change standing orders it has the potential of getting a vote on the issue.