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Constitutional Stewardship: a role for state or public sector bodies?

This paper examines the uncodified constitutions of both United Kingdom and New Zealand, focusing and comparing the duties of constitutional stewardship for state and public sector bodies. Despite the absence of written or codified constitutions, … [Read more...] about Constitutional Stewardship: a role for state or public sector bodies?

Brexit and the Territorial Constitution: Devolution, Reregulation and Inter-governmental Relations

Professor Richard Rawlings' new Constitution Society publication discusses the implications of Brexit for the balance of power between central and devolved governance in the context of regulatory frameworks. It shows how the issue involves not only … [Read more...] about Brexit and the Territorial Constitution: Devolution, Reregulation and Inter-governmental Relations

Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in Relation to the UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union

This Constitution Society report examines the standards of parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation in relation to Brexit. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill delegates powers to Ministers to make instruments for various purposes arising from … [Read more...] about Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in Relation to the UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union

House of Commons Select Committees & the UK Constitution

Select Committees are a well-established part of the UK's political landscape. This paper by Constitution Society research fellow Lucy Atkinson is based on the qualitative responses from practitioners as well as historical research. The author … [Read more...] about House of Commons Select Committees & the UK Constitution

Entrenchment in the UK: A written constitution by default?

Entrenchment in the UK Constitution - a written constitution by default? It is common in many political systems for some rules – especially those of a constitutional nature – to be afforded a special priority over others of a more regular nature, … [Read more...] about Entrenchment in the UK: A written constitution by default?

Andrew Kennon’s extended notes on ‘Brexit and the House of Commons’ from our ‘Brexit and the Constitution’ Conference

These are extended notes from a talk given by Andrew Kennon at the Constitution Society’s seminar on ‘Brexit and the Constitution’, on 5 May 2017 at St Matthew’s Conference Centre, London. Andrew spoke on our 'Brexit and Parliament' panel, focusing … [Read more...] about Andrew Kennon’s extended notes on ‘Brexit and the House of Commons’ from our ‘Brexit and the Constitution’ Conference

Preparing for Brexit & The Great Repeal Bill: The Legislative Options

This paper examines the necessary steps for achieving the government’s objective of preserving EU law after Brexit, after the government has notified the European Union of its intention to cease to be a Member State. Part 1 examines the government's … [Read more...] about Preparing for Brexit & The Great Repeal Bill: The Legislative Options