Erskine May's treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament / editor: Malcolm Jack ; deputy editor: Mark Hutton ; assistant editors: Douglas Millar [and three others].

Other titles
  • Treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings, and usage of Parliament
  • Erskine May parliamentary practice.
  • Law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament.
  • Twenty-fourth edition.
  • London : LexisNexis [2011]
Physical description
liv, 1097 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 9781405751063 (hbk.)
  • 1405751061 (hbk.)
  • Previous edition: 2004.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Part 1 Constitution and organization of Parliament; 1. The constituent parts of Parliament; 2. Elections; 3. Disqualification for membership of either House; 4. Members and Officers of Parliament; 5. Rules governing the conduct of Members of both Houses and the disclosure of financial interests; 6. Administration of Parliament and the Parliamentary Estate; 7. Parliamentary papers and publications; 8. A new Parliament and opening and closing of session; 9. Formal communications between Crown and Parliament and between Lords and Commons; 10. Parliament and international assemblies;Part 2 Powers and privileges of Parliament;11. Power and jurisdiction of Parliament; 12. The privilege of Parliament; 13. Privilege of freedom of speech;14. Privilege of freedom from arrest; 15. Contempts; 16. Complaints of breach of privilege or contempt; 17. The courts and parliamentary privilege;Part 3 Conduct of business; 18. A sitting: general arrangements in the House of Commons; 19. The control and distribution of time in the House of Commons; 20. Outline of the business of the House of Commons; 21. The process of debate in the House of Commons by motion, question and decision; 22. Maintenance of order during debates in the House of Commons; 23. Methods of curtailing debate; 24. Public petitions; 25. Organization and conduct of business in the House of Lords;Part 4 Public legislation; 26. Preliminary view of public bills; 27. Proceedings on public bills in the House of Commons; 28. Proceedings on public bills in the House of Lords; 29. Proceedings on public bills: matters affecting both Houses;30. Delegated legislation; 31. Parliamentary oversight of European Union matters;Part 5 Financial procedure;32. Financial procedure-general;33. Public expenditure and Supply; 34. Expenditure: Money resolutions; 35. Ways and Means and Finance Bills; 36. The role of the House of Lords in financial procedure;Part 6 Committees; 37. Select committees in the House of Commons.
  • 38. General Committees in the House of Commons; 39. Select Committees in the House of Lords; 40. Joint committees of the Lords and Commons;Part 7 Private legislation; 41. Preliminary view of private bills; 42. Preliminary proceedings in both Houses on private bills; 43. Petitions in favour of, against, or relating to private bills in the House of Commons; and the Court of Referees; 44. Proceedings in the House of Commons on private bills; 45. Proceedings on private and personal bills in the House of Lords.
Other names
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  • TThis book is a guide to parliamentary practice and procedure, providing detailed information on the constituent parts of Parliament, its powers and jurisdictions, membership of either House, financial procedure and the process of debate. It covers changes in the role of the House of Lords relating to the creation of the Supreme Court.

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University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 7 Annexe Law HA10 MAY7
Queen's University Belfast: McClay Floor 2 KM84
Solent University: Floor 0A, Law 342 MAY