More of the same or a period of change? The impact of bill committees in the twenty-first century House of Commons
Thompson, L (2013) More of the same or a period of change? The impact of bill committees in the twenty-first century House of Commons Parliamentary Affairs: devoted to all aspects of parliamentary democracy, 66 (3). pp. 459-479.
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Bill committees have long been a fundamental feature of legislative scrutiny in the British House of Commons. The recent introduction of oral evidence sessions as a standard bill committee procedure has further underlined their importance.1 Yet despite their prominence in parliamentary life, bill committees have been somewhat under-studied. A comparison of bill committee activity in the first decade of the twenty-first century with the last comprehensive examination undertaken in 1974 shows that significant changes have taken place; bill committees appear to be working harder than ever before but this is not reflected in terms of the relative impact they are making on government legislation.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics|
|Date :||15 May 2013|
|Identification Number :||10.1093/pa/gss016|
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|Additional Information :||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Parliamentary Affairs following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Parliam Aff (2013) 66 (3): 459-479. doi: 10.1093/pa/gss016 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gss016|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||04 Apr 2014 08:35|
|Last Modified :||15 May 2015 01:08|
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