Tag Archives: Strathclyde Review

Conventions, codes and practices

There is a great deal of confusion as to what constitutes a constitutional convention.  The confusion has become greater in recent years because of the ‘Sewel convention’, which has been incorporated in the Scotland Act and the Wales Act, and … Continue reading

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More on the Strathclyde Review

In a previous post, I drew attention to the limitations – indeed the dangers – of the review by Lord Strathclyde, published in December, of how the House of Lords deals with secondary legislation.  Two committees of the House have now … Continue reading

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When is a convention not a convention?

The Government, directly or indirectly, has recently sought to address two conventions of the constitution and to do something about them: in one case, supposedly to enforce the convention and in the other to put it in statute.  In the … Continue reading

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Debating the Strathclyde Review

Last Wednesday, the House debated the Strathclyde Review – the report produced by Lord Strathclyde in the light of the failure of the House to approve the Tax Credits Regulations last October.  Lord Strathclyde outlined three options for restricting or … Continue reading

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