Smith backs reform of state
Tuesday 02 March 1993
Calling for a Human Rights Act, a Ministry of Justice, and a Freedom of Information Act, the Labour leader said: 'We need a different style of government in which open decision- making, wide participation and keen debate are encouraged and accepted as essential components of an open society.'
Mr Smith told a meeting of the Charter 88 constitutional reform group: 'I am arguing for a new constitutional settlement, a new deal between the people and the state that puts the citizen centre stage'.
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