Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Private Members Ballot

Went and put my name down for this - it is amazing how many MPs like to bag their "lucky" number.
Most MPs quite like the idea of being responsible for their own little bit of legislation and Private members Bills are often the only way that this can be achieved. It has been deemed that the fairest way forward is to hold a ballot. The outcome is that (if you choose your legislation carefully) there is a good chance that the first few names out of the hat will see their bill become law.
The bad news at this stage in the parliamentary process is that it is very time consuming and there are also things like elections to be won.