Lib Dem Manifesto p.89 “We will introduce fixed-term parliaments to ensure that the Prime Minister of the day cannot change the date of an election to suit them.”
The Fixed Term Parliaments Bill, which legislates for fixed term Parliaments, is in the process of going through Parliament.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.87 “We will give people a real say in who governs the country by introducing fair votes.”
The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill is currently before Parliament. It provides for a referendum on the Alternative Vote, a new, fairer electoral system, most likely to be held in May.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.92 “We will scrap the Government Offices for the Regions and regional ministers.”
We have scrapped the Government Offices for the Regions and regional ministers, devolving some of their powers and resources to local government.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.92 –“Give the National Assembly primary legislative powers so that it becomes a true Welsh Parliament. We also support passing on a greater number of responsibilities to the National Assembly.”
A referendum on extending the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales is to be held on 3rd March, 2011.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.92 “We will implement the recommendations of the Calman Commission to give significant new powers and responsibilities to the Scottish Parliament.”
The Scotland Bill had its first reading on the 30th November. It implements the recommendations of the Calman Commission, devolving landfill tax and stamp duty, and introducing a Scottish Income Tax and new borrowing powers.