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The House of Lords’ powers on statutory instruments survive

Reid, Richard (2016) The House of Lords’ powers on statutory instruments survive. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Dec 2016). Website.

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In the long age of abortive Lords reforms, Theresa May has installed a new chapter by backing off from her predecessor’s plans to strip the upper House of its power to vote down statutory instruments – the main form of delegated legislation vital to the UK government’s extensive executive powers. Richard Reid argues that the decision reflects upcoming Brexit legislation, but continues a tradition now of leaving the Lords functions and status in limbo.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:28

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