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Should the "Wash-Up" Period Of Parliament Be Removed?

The wash-up period of a parliament is upon us. This is the period of parliament where bills are put in place to be "nodded through" in the next parliament.

As Martin Bell of the Guardian comments:

"Eighteen bills are going into the wash-up in the few remaining weeks of a discredited parliament. At this point the votes that got them this far, in both houses, will count for nothing. Horse-trading takes over from due process. Many bills will fall at this final hurdle.

And those which cross the finishing line may well be those with powerful interests behind them. One of these is the digital economy bill, which would serve the purposes of the recording industry and may end up on the statute book with insufficient scrutiny."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/28/pre-election-parliamentary-wash-up

Do you think this "wash up" process is pragmatic or dangerous?

Results ★

Yes, the "Wash-Up" period should be dropped.
86.67%
No, the "Wash-Up" period should be kept. It allow government to function up to the limit of its term
13.33%

Should the "Wash-up" period of Parliament be dropped?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 15
A.Yes, the "Wash-Up" period should be dropped. 86.67 %13
B.No, the "Wash-Up" period should be kept. It allow government to function up to the limit of its term13.33 %2
Stats until: 03:29 Wed 17th Apr 2024 (Refreshed every 5 minutes)