Monthly Archives: February 2018

The value of the House of Lords

Every so often, one sees in the press or on Twitter someone claiming that the House of Lords does not represent value for money.  This will often derive from the figures published for the annual cost of the House or  … Continue reading

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Women and Westminster

Last week, I spoke in debates on successive days.  On Monday, I contributed to the debate on women in public life – marking the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918 – and on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Legislatures and the courts: a featured piece

In an earlier post, I drew attention to my article, ‘Legislatures and the Courts: The importance of place’, published in the Journal of International and Comparative Law.  It identifies the importance of place – where institutions are based can affect … Continue reading

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Law, conventions and practices

I have just received my copy of the second edition of Parliament and the Law, edited by Alexander Horne and Gavin Drewry.  I have contributed a chapter, with Lucinda Maer, on ‘Relationship between the two Houses’.  That relationship is shaped … Continue reading

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