Sunday, 14 March 2010

What's the "wash-up"?

The UK general election draws near. Pending proposed legislation may get sorted out in the pre-election "washup" (hopefully that won't include the misguided Digital Economy Bill, unless certain toxic clauses are deleted from it? See Light Blue Touch Paper's excellent explanation of what's wrong with the current incarnation of the Bill, in technology terms; and this too).

There's a helpful note explaining what is a washup, and what's the wash-up procedure, on the Parliament website.

It was designed for MPs (as was the note explaining "percentages"), so presumably the rest of us will be able to understand it too!

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