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Parliamentary Reform

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

The Petition of the people of Croydon,

Declares that Andrew Pelling has served as an effective Member of Parliament for Croydon Central putting Croydon first and would serve Croydon well again if he were to be persuaded to stand for re-election in the upcoming General Election.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons uses the powers of the new Business Committee to table further debates on Parliamentary reform to allow discussion on the advantages of independence in the House.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. Andrew Pelling, Official Report, 30 March 2010; Vol. 508, c. 790.]


Observations from the Leader of the House of Commons:

On 22 February and 4 March, the House of Commons agreed to a series of reforms to enhance how the House of Commons operates. These reforms included the establishment of a Back Bench Business Committee, the election of chairs and members of Select Committees, and engaging the public with Parliament.