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(p. 217) 6. Parliament: Scrutiny of Policy and Administration 

(p. 217) 6. Parliament: Scrutiny of Policy and Administration
(p. 217) 6. Parliament: Scrutiny of Policy and Administration

Brian Thompson

and Michael Gordon

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date: 18 May 2021

Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. This chapter examines the role, policy, and administration of Parliament. It focuses on the House of Commons, exploring the principles of ministerial responsibility and the accountability of the government to Parliament. The chapter describes various procedures and reforms of select committees and looks at activities on the floor of the House of Commons. It also considers reforms seeking to rebalance power between Parliament and the Executive, and to enhance the contribution of back-bench MPs.

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