Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice (24th edition)

Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice (24th edition)

By: Patrick Simon (author), Christopher Johnson (consultant_editor), Mark Hutton (consultant_editor), Alan G. Sandall (consultant_editor), Simon Patrick (consultant_editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


Erskine May is the eponymous guide to parliamentary practice and procedure, providing 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. This edition includes: : * Developments in relation to Parliamentary Privilege (respective roles of Parliament and the courts, the search of a Member's office, the Parliamentary Standards Act) * Changes in the role of the House of Lords relating to the creation of the Supreme Court * Developments in Parliamentary procedure including: - the first use of the procedure to elect a new Speaker by secret ballot; deputy speakers are also elected in this way for the first time; - the creation of evidence-taking Public Bill Committees; - introduction of topical debates; - developments in select committee practice notably the election of select committee Chairs; - the establishment of a Backbench Business Committee * Changes in the structure of the House Service * The impact on procedural and practical issues of the formation of a Coalition Government * Significant changes to Members' expenses which affect Parliament

About Author

formerly Clerk Assistant, House of Commons


Part 1 Constitution and organization of Parliament; 1. The constituent parts of Parliament; 2. Elections; 3. Disqualification for membership of either House; 4. Members and Officers of Parliament; 5. Rules governing the conduct of Members of both Houses and the disclosure of financial interests; 6. Administration of Parliament and the Parliamentary Estate; 7. Parliamentary papers and publications; 8. A new Parliament and opening and closing of session; 9. Formal communications between Crown and Parliament and between Lords and Commons; 10. Parliament and international assemblies; Part 2 Powers and privileges of Parliament; 11. Power and jurisdiction of Parliament; 12. The privilege of Parliament; 13. Privilege of freedom of speech; 14. Privilege of freedom from arrest; 15. Contempts; 16. Complaints of breach of privilege or contempt; 17. The courts and parliamentary privilege; Part 3 Conduct of business; 18. A sitting: general arrangements in the House of Commons; 19. The control and distribution of time in the House of Commons; 20. Outline of the business of the House of Commons; 21. The process of debate in the House of Commons by motion, question and decision; 22. Maintenance of order during debates in the House of Commons; 23. Methods of curtailing debate; 24. Public petitions; 25. Organization and conduct of business in the House of Lords; Part 4 Public legislation; 26. Preliminary view of public bills; 27. Proceedings on public bills in the House of Commons; 28. Proceedings on public bills in the House of Lords; 29. Proceedings on public bills: matters affecting both Houses; 30. Delegated legislation; 31. Parliamentary oversight of European Union matters; Part 5 Financial procedure; 32. Financial procedure-general; 33. Public expenditure and Supply; 34. Expenditure: Money resolutions; 35. Ways and Means and Finance Bills; 36. The role of the House of Lords in financial procedure; Part 6 Committees; 37. Select committees in the House of Commons; 38. General Committees in the House of Commons; 39. Select Committees in the House of Lords; 40. Joint committees of the Lords and Commons; Part 7 Private legislation; 41. Preliminary view of private bills; 42. Preliminary proceedings in both Houses on private bills; 43. Petitions in favour of, against, or relating to private bills in the House of Commons; and the Court of Referees; 44. Proceedings in the House of Commons on private bills; 45. Proceedings on private and personal bills in the House of Lords

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405751063
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1097
  • ID: 9781405751063
  • weight: 1300
  • ISBN10: 1405751061
  • edition: 24th edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly