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Some problems of the constitution

Some problems of the constitution

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD3989

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Graeme C. Moodie, Geoffrey Marshall
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London, Hutchinson, 1967
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Hutchinson university library., Politics.
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172 pages 22 cm.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Some problems of the constitution is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: [by] Geoffrey Marshall & Graeme C. Moodie.
  • Publication Date: 1967
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 61 editions
  • First edition Date: 1959
  • Last edition Date: 1971
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3989
  • Dewey Code: 342.4203
  • ISBN: 0090532430 9780090532438 0090532449 9780090532445
  • OCLC: 558653

Main Contents

1. On describing the Constitution
1. The sources of the Constitution
2. 'The people'
3. The characteristics of the Constitution
4. The scope of the Constitution
5. Constitutional fictions
6. Non-legal rules
2. Conventions
1. The meaning of 'conventions'
2. Conventions and usages
3. Establishing conventions
4. Precedents
5. Obedience to conventions
6. The enactment of conventions
3. Ministerial responsibility and the Crown
1. Conventional responsibility
2. The personal prerogatives
3. Dissolution, dismissal, and assent
4. Selection of a Prime Minister
5. The example of 1957
6. The example of 1931
7. The example of 1963
8. Mr Heath's selection as Conservative Leader, 1965
4. Ministerial responsibility and parliament
1. The meaning of ministerial responsibility
2. Collective responsibility
3. Individual responsibility
4. Responsibility for Civil Servants
5. Ministerial responsibility and the Courts
1. Responsibility to Parliament
2. Judicial control and the parliamentary process
6. The debate on ministers' powers since Dicey
1. The growth of administrative powers
2. The 'public interest principle'
3. The influence of consitutional and political theories
4. The establishment VIew
5. The analysis of the Committee on Ministers' powers
6. The Franks Committee Report
7. The Tribunals and Inquiries Act, 1958
8. The Parliamentary Commissioner
7. Members, minisers and the people
1. Public pressure and influence
2. Public criticism
3. The freedom of debate and 'proceedings'
8. Some footnotes on ministers and ministerial responsibility
1. Deputy Prime Minister
2. Responsibility for Dissolution and Prerogative Acts
3. 'Grand inquest of the nation'
4. Government policy and party policy
5. Judicial criticism and parliamentary reflection
6. The Law Officers and ministerial responsibility
7. Opposition responsibility
8. 'Overlords' and ministerial responsibility
9. Ministerial refusal of information
10. Suez and parliamentary accountability
11. Accountability and the interdependence of policy
12. Administrative policy and specialised committees.

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