"A concern reflected in many speeches is the “wash up” process adopted in Britain to ensure the passing of legislation before Parliament is dissolved before a general election. The feeling was that the Parliamentary timetable trivialised matters of constitutional importance."
The Digital Economy Bill being an egregious example of this.
"The Second Reading in the House of Lords of the Constitutional Reform Bill"
- In Development » Integrity Talking Points 29 March - 2 April 2010 (view on Google Sidewiki)