Since ancient times the House of Commons has claimed privilege in respect of financial legislation, whether over bills dealing with taxation or the granting of money to the Executive. Conventions governing the way restrictions apply to the House of … [Read more...] about Financial Privilege: The Undoubted and Sole Right of the Commons?
Parliamentary privilege is essential to the functioning of a modern, democratic Parliament. Free speech in Parliament is as crucial now as it was when the Bill of Rights was enacted in the seventeenth century. However if Parliament has an 'adversary' … [Read more...] about Parliamentary Privilege: Evolution or Codification?