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The Commons’ two committee systems and scrutiny of government policy-making

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2018) The Commons’ two committee systems and scrutiny of government policy-making. In: Dunleavy, Patrick, Park, Alice and Taylor, Ros, (eds.) The UK's changing democracy: the 2018 democratic audit. Democratic Audit. LSE Press, London, UK, pp. 159-172. ISBN 9781909890466

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In addition to their floor debates, a crucial role of legislatures is to scrutinise government law-making and policy implementation. The House of Commons looks at legislation via bill committees, and its select committees cover each of the Whitehall departments to scrutinise implementation. Patrick Dunleavy and the Democratic Audit team consider how well current processes maintain parliamentary knowledge and scrutiny of the central state in the UK and England.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Democratic Audit and the individual authors © CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 23:19

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