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Government Ditches Plans To Curb Lords’ Powers

In a move that should surprise no one, the Government has decided that it will not try to abolish the House of Lords’ veto over statutory instruments. While the Parliament Act 1911 removed the Lords’ veto over Acts of Parliament, it did not make … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On The House Of Lords And Tax Credits

During the House of Lords’ debate on the Government’s tax credit cuts, Lord Mackay of Clashfern attempted to argue away peers’ role in approving regulations under the Tax Credits Act 2002. He claimed that this is essentially a matter of courtesy, and he drew an … Continue reading

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Is It Worth Preserving the Queen’s Consent?

A while back, the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee conducted an inquiry into the effect of Queen’s and Prince’s Consent on the legislative process. Its report displayed a marked ambivalence toward the practice of seeking Royal Consent, and it … Continue reading

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