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Apart from an elected House of Lords, what other significant reforms could be introduced?
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Possibly, a more updated way to vote for Bills instead of the current procedure.
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And what would that provide? Greater scrutiny of the executive?
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Possibly, a more updated way to vote for Bills instead of the current procedure.
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You could talk about moving to a more representative electoral system
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Apart from an elected House of Lords, what other significant reforms could be introduced?
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I feel like that has more to do with democracy and participation rather than the functioning of Parliament, but I could be wrong
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You could talk about moving to a more representative electoral system
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Hmm not really. It would just help to modernise parliament and speed up the process of making laws-help with their legislative functions.
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How about separating the executive and the legislative to provide effective checks and balances?
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I feel like that has more to do with democracy and participation rather than the functioning of Parliament, but I could be wrong
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Oh right like the US, so they would have separate mandates, could be a good point
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How about separating the executive and the legislative to provide effective checks and balances?
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For arguments against you can argue that the Lords has become more assertive in challenging the government largely due to independence and a wide range of expertise

The select committees are largely assertive in terms of having an appointed leader through voting than by the whips - Willingness to challenge the government and scrutinise legislation

Backbench business committee has helped advance backbenchers holding the government to account and triple of urgent questions.
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Lords are unelected and lack legitimacy and have many limitations in scrutiny

Parliament should carry out a reduction of seats - improve political equality and parliamentary representation

Elections to parliament should be reformed
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Thank you so much, I forgot the question would include recent reforms
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For arguments against you can argue that the Lords has become more assertive in challenging the government largely due to independence and a wide range of expertise

The select committees are largely assertive in terms of having an appointed leader through voting than by the whips - Willingness to challenge the government and scrutinise legislation

Backbench business committee has helped advance backbenchers holding the government to account and triple of urgent questions.
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Lords are unelected and lack legitimacy and have many limitations in scrutiny

Parliament should carry out a reduction of seats - improve political equality and parliamentary representation

Elections to parliament should be reformed
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