The House of Lords

Its Parliamentary and Judicial Roles

Edited by: Paul Carmichael, Brice Dickson

Contributions by: Lord Brown-Wolkinson

This new book examines the House of Lords in both its Parliamentary and its judicial capacity. A total of 14 contributors discuss such important topics as the membership of the House, how the House compares with other second chambers in bicameral legislatures elsewhere, the role of the Lord Chancellor, the rules concerning discussion of sub judice matters and the stance taken by the Law Lords towards European Community law. At a time when the future of the House is once again under active consideration, this book serves to remind readers of the significance of the institution to the British constitution.


304 pages

Publication Date: 12/19/1998
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841130200