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Govt to reveal plans for constitutional reform
Straw unveils constitutional reforms

Jack Straw today set out the government’s plans for constitutional reform. The justice secretary said the draft constitutional reform bill would hand more powers to parliament, in a move tentatively welcomed by MPs. He said the package of reforms, which cover elections, the civil service and royal prerogative powers, would confirm “how power should be… Read more »

Straw drafting bill of British rights
Straw hints at written constitution

The UK will not get its first written constitution for at least two decades, the justice secretary has said. Jack Straw confirmed ministers are seriously considering a written constitution – an idea first floated by the prime minister in July – but said any progress would be slow and based on consensus. Gordon Brown has… Read more »