Erskine May's Treatise on the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament

Erskine May's Treatise on the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament

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The eponymous guide to parliamentary practice and procedure, Erskine May provides accurate and detailed information on the constituent parts of Parliament, its powers and jurisdictions, membership of either House, financial procedure and the process of debate.show more

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  • Paperback | 1202 pages
  • Lexisnexis UK
  • Butterworths Law
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 23rd Revised edition
  • 0406970947
  • 9780406970947

Table of contents

"PART I - Constitution, Powers and Privileges of Parliament;1. The constituent parts of Parliament;2. Elections;3. Disqualification for membership of either House;4. Power and jurisdiction of Parliament;5. The privilege of Parliament;6. Privilege of freedom of speech;7. Privilege of freedom from arrest;8. Contempts;9. Penal jurisdiction of both Houses;10. Complaints of breach of privilege or contempt;11. The courts and parliamentary privilege;PART II - Proceedings in Parliament: Public Business;12. Precincts and organisation of Parliament;13. A new Parliament and opening and closing of session;14. A Sitting: general arrangements in the House of Commons;15. The control and distribution of time in the House of Commons;16. The outline of business of the House of Commons;17. The process of debate in the House of Commons by motion, question and decision;18. Maintenance of order during debates in the House of Commons;19. Methods of curtailing debate;20. Rules governing the conduct of Members of both houses and the disclosure of financial interests; 21. Organisation and conduct of business in the House of Lords;22. Proceedings of Parliament in passing public bills;23. Delegated legislation;24. Formal communications between Crown and Parliament and between Lords and Commons;25. Committees in the House of Lords;26. Select committees in the House of Commons;27. Committees in the House of Commons: Committees of the whole House and Standing Committees;28. Joint Committees of the Lords and Commons;29. Financial procedure - general;30. Public expenditure and supply;31. Expenditure: Money resolutions;32. Ways and Means and Finance Bills;33. The role of the House of Lords in financial procedure;34. Public petitions;35. Parliamentary oversight of European Union matters;36. Parliament and international assemblies;PART III - Proceedings in Parliament: Private Business;37. Preliminary view of private bills;38. Preliminary proceedings in both Houses on private bills;39. Petitions in favour of, or against, or relating to private bills in the House of Commons; and the Court of Referees;40. Proceedings in the House of Commons on private bills;41. Proceedings on private and personal bills in the House of Lords"show more