The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development has proposed that the House of Lords establish a Committee for Future Generations to review legislation. It is hoped that such a body would reduce the short-termism that can creep into legislative and executive decision-making. In his blog for The Constitution Unit at University College London, Chair of FDSD Graham Smith explains why this Committee is needed and how it could work in practice.
The full post can be accessed on constitution-unit.com
Image: Copyright House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris.