Unlock Democracy regularly submits responses to consultations and calls for evidence from Westminster Select Committees, as well as devolved ones in Scotland and Wales. You can browse our latest responses below.
For more information contact our Policy and Communications Officer Sarah Clarke on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint submission with Spintwatch to Committee on Standards in Public Life’s consultation on local government ethical standards.
Briefing on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill ahead of ping pong.
Submission to the Trade Bill committee
Briefing on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and devolution, ahead of days 4 and 5 of Committee Stage.
Submission to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's inquiry into devolution and the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
Briefing on Unlock Democracy's reccomendations for amending the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Submission to the Procedure Committee's inquiry into the scrutiny of delegated legislation
Submission to the Constitution's Committee's inquiry into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
The government has published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which is being referred to as the ‘Repeal Bill’ for short. Unlock Democracy's briefing sets out some of the most important parts of the bill, highlighting some things we think you should be concerned about and the solutions we’re proposing.
Unlock Democracy's submission on regulating lobbying in Wales.
Submission to the Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding public bill committee
Unlock Democracy's submission to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's inquiry on the future of devolution after the referendum
Unlock Democracy's submission to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's inquiry on Voter Engagement, including the results of our supporter survey.
As devolution has matured, the Scottish Government and Parliament have become more assertive, and therefore a more important arena for lobbying. This trend is only likely to continue with the prospect of further changes in the future.
Unlock Democracy response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s report 'House of Lords reform - what next?'
We believe that members of the UK Parliament should be accountable to the people of the UK and that the most pressing reform of the House of Lords is the need to introduce democratic legitimacy. It is now over 100 years since the Parliament Act 1911 was passed as a temporary measure until an elected second chamber could be introduced.
The Public Administration Select Committee published its report recommending a register in 2008 and it was part of the Coalition Agreement and yet two years into the new Parliament we are only just at the green paper stage.
Unlock Democracy welcomed the government’s commitment to introduce a statutory register of lobbying interests. However, we are disappointed that proposals that took so long to produce are so limited in scope.