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Parliament Act v Fixed-term Parliaments Act

One reader reached the site recently by googling the query as to the difference between the Parliament Act and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.  The Parliament Act 1911 provided that the maximum life of a Parliament was five years ( previously … Continue reading

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Deputy PM before the Constitution Committee

As I mentioned in the previous post, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, gave evidence to the Constitution Committee on Wednesday on the Government’s programme of constitutional change. One of the issues I was keen to pursue with him was … Continue reading

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Super Tweets

A few mid-week pseudo-tweets.  I’ve termed them super tweets to cover the fact that they may well notably exceeed the maximum length of tweets… Monday.  Another intense teaching day.  Lunchtime lecture again precludes time for lunch.  Not so much of a … Continue reading

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Fixed-term Parliaments

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published on Friday a report on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill, in time for the Second Reading of the Bill in the Commonds this afternoon. The report is highly critical, not so … Continue reading

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Constitutional reform

On Wednesday, the Constitution Committee in the Lords took evidence on the Government’s constitutional reform programme.  We had a panel of Peter Riddell, Professor Robert Hazell and Professor Robert Blackburn.  It was extremely productive.   We covered fixed-term Parliaments, the referendum on … Continue reading

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Constitutional provisions

I have been going through the provisions covering constitutional issues in the coalition policy document.  I can see that the Constitution Committee of the Lords is likely to be in virtually continuous session once the House returns and certainly when some … Continue reading

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