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Constitutional Reform

Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 15th January 2020.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

What plans he has to reform the relationship between the legislature, Executive and the judiciary.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

A constitution, democracy and rights commission will be established to examine the broader aspects of the constitution and to develop proposals to restore trust in our institutions and in how our democracy operates. Careful consideration is needed on the composition and focus of the commission, and further announcements will be made in due course.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

Will my right hon. Friend let bygones be top priority?

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

I can tell my right hon. Friend that our independent courts and legal system are admired around the world. We will continue to ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of individuals against an overbearing state while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.