Cynics are not convinced. Some two out of three new laws are made in Brussels, not Westminster, so the EU has won; our Parliament is redundant. Which is only partly true, I think.
If Parliament is not busy, government certainly is; the tendency to legislate by Statutory Instrument, and particularly the provisions of the negative resolution procedure, mean that Ministers can churn out new laws that never attract a single word of debate in the chamber, and Cameron's government uses them in Spades, as the official figures show;
Up a third at least from the previous Labour shambles. Those civil service cuts haven't worked, then Dave - or perhaps, as we all suspect, you're as committed to centralist Whitehall command and control as all the rest?
And of course short Parliamentary sittings are very attractive to a government that sees Parliamentary oversight as an inconvenience - particularly the work of the select committees, which have been evolving a power all their own. Halve the time the House sits, and you halve the embarrassment of ministers and civil servants called to
So no cause to celebrate, as the MSM would believe. Less democracy, more undemocratic governance.