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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Thompson, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804397

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