Constitutional Scrutiny of Executive Bills

Parliament - Legislative Process – Constitutional Scrutiny – UK

In this article the author shall be considering the arrangements in parliamentary systems for the scrutiny of bills and draft bills against a range of broadly constitutional criteria. She considers in particular whether or in what conditions it is possible for executives or chambers of Parliament to engage in constitutional scrutiny effectively. A problem in a country without a written or codified constitution is that there is even more room than in others for debate about what is or is not ‘constitutional’, either in the sense of having to do with the system of government or, more relevantly for present purposes, in the sense of being normatively required or prohibited in relation to the system

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