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Essays on the History of Parliamentary Procedure: In Honour of Thomas Erskine May

Edited by: Paul Evans

ISBN13: 9781509900206
To be Published: January 2017
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



The 8th of February 2015 marked the 200th anniversary of Thomas Erskine May's birth, the most famous holder of the office of the Clerk of the House of Commons. This volume celebrates that event. Bringing together current Clerks in the House of Commons and outside experts, the authors analyse May's profound contribution to the shaping of the modern House of Commons as it made the transition in his lifetime from the pre-Reform Act House to the modern core of the UK's constitutional democracy, symbolised perhaps from its enforced transition between 1834 and 1851 from a mediaeval slum to the World Heritage Palace of Westminster which is the most iconic building in the UK. It constitutes the first sustained analysis of the development of parliamentary procedure in over half a century, attempting to situate the reforms in the way the central institution of our democracy conducts itself in the political contexts which drove those changes.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
Introduction: Paul Evans

Part 1: The man and his milieu
Chapter 1: A Life of May: Sir William McKay
Chapter 2: Predecessors and successors: Mark Etherton
Chapter 3: The great reformers: Paul Seaward
Chapter 4: The Library since May: Oonagh Gay Chapter 4A: From Clerk to Chief Executive: Robert Rogers
Chapter 5: Guardians of the Flame: Emma Crewe

Part 2: The Book
Chapter 6: The Journals of the House of Commons as a source of precedent: Paul Evans
Chapter 7: Manuals and Guides before May: David Natzler
Chapter 8: The evolution of the Book: Paul Evans
Chapter 9: The Book's international cousins and descendants: Crispin Poyser et al

Part 3: A history of House of Commons Procedure
Chapter 10: Procedure before May: Paul Seaward
Chapter 11: May and procedural reform: Paul Evans et al
Chapter 12: A history of the Standing Orders: Edward Fellowes and Simon Patrick
Chapter 13: A survey of Procedure Committees since May: Mark Egan
Chapter 14: Legislation since May: Jacqy Sharpe
Chapter 15: Financial procedure since May: Colin Lee
Chapter 16: Select committees since May
Chapter 17: Privilege - the battle with the Courts: Eve Samson and Dawn Oliver
Chapter 18: Is the lex parliamentaria really law? David Howarth

Afterword Paul Evans

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