The UK – democracy and constitutional arrangements

JUSTICE supports a constitution for the UK – whether written or not – that has at its centre respect for the rule of law, transparency and accountability, and human rights. We have argued for Parliament to have a stronger position as against the government of the day. We have consistently opposed measures designed to minimise Parliamentary supervision, such as ‘Henry VIII clauses’ in legislation which give the government wide ranging powers to make secondary legislation with minimal approval by Parliament.  

Current work

We are concerned that provisions in the Public Bodies Bill will allow ministers to by-pass proper Parliamentary scrutiny