Tuesday, 3 August 2010

While we are at it...

Just spotted this piece by Rick Wilford on the topic discussed at breakfast tables across the land, the operation of Assembly committees.  He argues that the number and size of them means:

" may form the impression that most of our MLAs are rather like hamsters running around a wheel: busy, but not especially productive"

If the opportunity to reduce the number of local departments (and MLAs) arises, it could be an opportunity to reform the committee system as well.


Richard Price said...

More powers for the Committee would help.

For example, the power to veto the appointments of quango chiefs, following a confirmation hearing (ala US senate).

Lee said...

Considering the number of quangos we have that may not be so easily achived - we may have to develop a shorter-list of the key/top ones