Parliamentary monitor from the Institute for Government

Parliamentary Monitor is a new Institute for Government project taking a data-driven look at the work of Parliament to improve effectiveness of government. It examines the resources involved in running the Houses of Parliament, how legislation is passed, and how government is scrutinized. This is the first of an annual series.

You can also read a summary of this work.




The ever expanding House of Lords

The House of Lords is now the second largest legislative chamber in the world.

David Cameron has just announced his latest list of 45 new peers, exercising his right to choose the number, timing and party balance of appointments to the House of Lords. In the face of heavy criticism, Hannah White from the Institute for Government examines Cameron’s motives for proceeding with the appointments.

The Institute for Government is an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness.