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Delivering Constitutional Reform

Hazell, R; Donnelly, K; Smith, N; (1996) Delivering Constitutional Reform. Constitution Unit: London. Green open access

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Abstract

This first report analyses the obstacles to delivering a major programme of constitutional reform, and identifies possible solutions. In Whitehall the reform programme will need central strategic leadership from a senior cabinet Minister, supported by a body of officials who have an overview of the whole programme. In Westminster three changes to parliamentary procedure could ease the passage of constitutional bills: partial referral of bills to standing committee, advance timetabling of all bills, and selective use of carry over. Appendix A contains a detailed history of the passage of all constitutional bills since 1900. Appendix B analyses the lessons to be learnt from the three major attempts to reform parliamentary procedure since 1945.

Type:Report
Title:Delivering Constitutional Reform
ISBN:0952796015
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/spp/publications/unit-publications/1.pdf
Keywords:constitution, constitutional reform
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Political Science

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