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Bishops in the House of Lords: a critical analysis

Harlow, Anna, Cranmer, Frank and Doe, Christopher Norman 2008. Bishops in the House of Lords: a critical analysis. Public Law (Autumn) , pp. 490-509.

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Abstract

Discusses the concept of bishops sitting in the House of Lords as Lords Spiritual. Examines the proposals for the reform of the House of Lords. Examines the responses of 14 bishops to a questionnaire on subjects such as their perceptions of their role in the House of Lords, their exposure to lobbying, whether they sit on any parliamentary committees, the justification for Lords Spiritual, and the future of bishops in the Lords. Considers the Hansard records for bishops in the 2006-2007 session with regard to their attendance, their political impartiality, their role as a religious voice, their impact on the legislative process and the subjects to which they contribute.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attendance; Constitutional reform; House of Lords; Impartiality; Lords Spiritual
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
ISSN: 0033-3565
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/16392

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