HI guysI have been given an essay with the question 'in recent years the effectiveness of the scrutiny of public bills depended more on the House of Lords than the House of Commons. Discuss
This is for a constitutional law first year uni class but advice from anyone will be useful.I need help on where to look and what to look up, some key points that will help me structure the essay. Please help asap .
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House of Lords and House of Commons scrutiny of bills watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2015 13:01
- 08-11-2015 13:38
Well you could investigate in what ways the two Houses scrutinise legislation and how they do it differently. There's statistics out there on the number of amendments to legislation both Houses have secured (try the Constitution Unit), and the rate of government defeats in each House too.
The Lords relies a lot more on Select Committees to scrutinise legislation too, such as the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, and the European Union Committee and its six sub-committees. They are extremely active in filtering legislation while the Commons tends to be more Chamber-based.