Under the Scott-Light: British Government seen through The Scott Report

Paperback | May 1, 1997

EditorBrian Thompson, F. F. Ridley

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The five-volume Scott Report on Arms to Iraq was remarkable because its subject matter entailed a lengthy investigation into all three branches of the British Government: the executive, the legislative, and Parliament. In Under the Scott-Light, distinguished experts from the fields of law,politics, and public administration carefully examine the Report, contributing incisive analyses of the people, processes, and policy considerations involved; exposing the generally secretive world of Whitehall, including its darkest corners, in which the security and intelligence services and thearms trade are seemingly obliged to operate. Under the Scott-Light provides the reader with a rare opportunity to read about the actualite of the governmental machine in operation.

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The five-volume Scott Report on Arms to Iraq was remarkable because its subject matter entailed a lengthy investigation into all three branches of the British Government: the executive, the legislative, and Parliament. In Under the Scott-Light, distinguished experts from the fields of law,politics, and public administration carefully ...

Brian Thompson and F.F. Ridley are at the University of Liverpool.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199222789

ISBN - 13:9780199222780

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Table of Contents

PrefaceBrian Thompson: IntroductionTony Barker: The Inquiry ProceduresRalph Negrine: Media CoverageFred Ridley: Publication and ReceptionArms TradeIan Leigh: Public Interest ImmunityPhilip Giddings: Parliamentary Investigatory TechniquesAdam Tomkins: Secret ServicePat Birkinshaw: Open Government/Freedom of InformationGavin Drewry: Ministers and OfficialsBarry O'Toole: Public Service EthicsAlan Doig: Truth-Telling and Face-SavingDiana Woodhouse: The Attorney GeneralSue Richards: Government CoordinationPatrick Dunleavy and Stuart Weir: Public Perception of GovernmentBrian Thompson: Judges as TroubleshootersVernon Bogdanor: Significance of the Report