Eighth Edition - fully updated for 2011/12!
Author: Paul Evans
The essential reference work for anyone who needs to understand how the House of Commons works; Dods Handbook of House of Commons Procedure is a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to Parliamentary procedure.
Parliamentary procedural changes have been frequent and fundamental since the previous edition, and are fully recorded in this latest edition, which details the House, its organisation, privileges and rules of conduct, the pattern of Parliaments, sessions, weeks and days, the business of the main Chamber and sittings in Westminster Hall. Also covered are the rules of debate, the procedures for making legislation, Parliamentary questions, delegated legislation procedures, the scrutiny of European business, and the functions and procedures of select and standing committees.
NEW for the 2011/12 edition:
- New statutory arrangements for the dissolution of Parliament
- New arrangements for sessions of Parliament
- The new system for organising “backbench business” in the House
- New arrangements for electing Chairs and members of select committees
- The revised committee system.
Fully indexed and thoroughly cross-referenced, the Handbook includes numerous figures and tables which summarise and illustrate the text.