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Make law in public eye, say lords

PUBLISHED October 29, 2004

There is a chasm between the way parliament looks at legislation and how it should do so, the prestigious Lords committee on the constitution reports today.

The committee urges more public involvement in the scrutiny process, and consistent examination of the impact of legislation two or three years after it is enacted.
"We find it unacceptable that once legislation is passed it seems to go into a black hole," said Lord Norton, a political scientist and member of the committee.