Smaller Government: What do Ministers do? - Public Administration Committee Contents

Further written evidence from Regulatory Policy Institute

We noted and support the suggestion of Sir John Major that Ministers should be accountable to either House. This is an increasingly sensible idea at a time when reduction in the size of both Commons and Lords has been mooted and could justify a reduction in overall ministerial numbers. As far as we can see, it would only require amendment of Standing Orders in order to permit defined Strangers to participate in the business of each House.

November 2010

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