Changes will be made, as may be necessary, to ensure that Parliament meets as a minimum for 3 days in every month except in December, August and the month on which Easter falls, during which months Parliament shall be in vacation.
A Permanent Parliamentary Committee of backbenchers (including crossbenchers and members of the opposition) will be established. It will meet a minimum of 1 day every month except in the months that Parliament does not meet, but otherwise as it considers necessary, for the efficient disposal of its business. The business of this will be to act as the equivalent committees, including Select Committees, of the House of Commons.
This committee will examine matters in detail. These will include government policy, proposed new laws, and any wider topics that concern the government and Gibraltar, including the economy. It will check on the work of government departments and economic affairs. It will hold the executive arm of government and the public administration to public account.
The committee shall have power to summons the Chief Minister, any Minister, and Civil Servant or any other person and question them on any matter relevant to the its business. It shall be constituted as closely as possible to reflect proportionally the make-up of Parliament. The committee shall have all powers of compulsion and enforcement over witnesses as a court of law, all evidence shall be taken and oath and all laws of perjury and contempt shall apply.
GBC TV and radio will be permitted to broadcast meetings of Parliament and this committee live.
The civil and public service, including authorities, commissions and other quasi-governmental entities will be empowered. They will be freed of centralised (Chief Minister) control. In return they must be responsible and accountable for their actions and accept such responsibility and accountability.