The House of Lords at Work: A Study based on the 1988-1989 Session

Hardcover | September 1, 1994

EditorDonald Shell, David BeamishbyStudy of Parliament Group

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Contributors: Nicholas D. J. Baldwin, David Beamish, R. L. Borthwick, Jenny Brock, Gavin Drewry, Elizabeth Flood, Cliff Grantham, David Jones, David Miers, Douglas Millar, David Natzler, Michael Rush, Donald Shell When reform or abolition of the House of Lords is discussed assertions are frequently made about the relative value of its work; yet there has been little scholarly study of what it actually does. This book is the first to offer a systematic and comprehensive analysis of one complete session. Written by a team of senior academics and officers of both Houses of Parliament, it evaluates every aspect of the activity of the House, including its membership, the treatment of legislation, debatesand questions, and select committee work, and contains detailed statistics of sittings and divisions. This thorough and authoritative account will be essential reading for all serious students of the British Parliament, and for all who wish to enter the debate about the future of the House of Lords.

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When reform or abolition of the House of Lords is discussed assertions are frequently made about the relative value of its work; yet there has been little scholarly study of what it actually does. This book is the first to offer a systematic and comprehensive analysis of one complete session. Written by a team of senior academics and o...

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Contributors: Nicholas D. J. Baldwin, David Beamish, R. L. Borthwick, Jenny Brock, Gavin Drewry, Elizabeth Flood, Cliff Grantham, David Jones, David Miers, Douglas Millar, David Natzler, Michael Rush, Donald Shell When reform or abolition of the House of Lords is discussed assertions are frequently made about the relative value of its...

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When reform or abolition of the House of Lords is discussed assertions are frequently made about the relative value of its work; yet there has been little scholarly study of what it actually does.This book is the first to offer a systematic and comprehensive analysis of one complete session.

Donald Shell is at University of Bristol.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198277620

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When reform or abolition of the House of Lords is discussed assertions are frequently made about the relative value of its work; yet there has been little scholarly study of what it actually does. This book is the first to offer a systematic and comprehensive analysis of one complete session. Written by a team of senior academics and officers of both Houses of Parliament, it evaluates every aspect of the activity of the House, including its membership, the treatment of legislation, debates and questions, and select committee work, and contains detailed statistics of sittings and divisions. This thorough and authoritative account will be essential reading for all serious students of the British Parliament, and for all who wish to enter the debate about the future of the House of Lords.

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`Shell and Beamish, The House of Lords, does two valuable things. Almost every chapter contains a brief account of the ways particular parts of the procedures of the House work and then illustrates these procedures by reference to the events of one session. In this way the work of the Housein all its forms can be seen by way of what a biologist might call a cross-section. The picture is deliberately static but, as far as it goes, it is complete.'Public Law