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The constitution after Scott: government unwrapped

The constitution after Scott: government unwrapped

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

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Adam Tomkins
  • Biografical Information: Adam Tomkins has been a lecturer in law at King's College, London since 1991.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-constitution-after-scott-government-unwrapped/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XIII, 279 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The constitution after Scott: government unwrapped is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publishers: Clarendon PressOxford University Press
  • Responsable Person: Adam Tomkins.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 5 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 1998
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3989
  • Dewey Code: 342.4102
  • ISBN: 0198262914 9780198262916 0198262906 9780198262909
  • OCLC: 37878744

Main Contents

Introduction: The Constitutional Importance of Scott
Pt. I. Government and Parliament. 1. Ministers and Parliament. 2. The Civil Service. 3. Freedom of Information
Pt. II. Government and Secret Intelligence. 4. Governing Without Intelligence
Pt. III. Government and Courts. 5. Public Interest Immunity
Pt. IV. The American Connection. 6. Iraqgate: The American Equivalent of Scott? 7. Implications of the Iraqgate Story
Conclusion: Reforming the Parliamentary Constitution.

Summary Note

The Scott Report was the most important constitutional event of the long Conservative period in office. This book offers an analysis of what the Report means for the future of constitutional government, and for constitutional reform, in Britain. It is useful for students of the British constitution or of British Government. '''

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Constitutional Importance of Scott
Part I: Governmet and Parliament
1. Ministers and Parliament
2. The Civil Service
3. Freedom of Information
Part II: Government and Secret Intelligence
4. Governing without Intelligence
Part III: Government and Courts
5. Public Interest Immunity
Part IV: The American Connection
6. Iraqgate: The American Equivalent of Scott
7. Implications of the Iraqgate Story
Conclusion: Reforming the Parliamentary Constitution

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