Constitutional Law Wk 7 (Class)



RECENT CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS AND REFORM



General

***Lord Irvine, "Britain's Programme of Constitutional Change" (22nd October, 1999) "Speeches" at LCD Website

http://www.open.gov.uk/lcd/lcdhome.htm



Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Bill Explanatory Notes "Constitutional and Community Issues" at Home Office Website

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/index.htm

*Austin, "Freedom of Information - The Constitutional Impact" in Jowell & Oliver eds, The Changing Constitution (4th edn 2000), Ch 12.



Devolution

Devolution Government of Wales Act 1998 (C 38);

*Scotland Act 1998 (C 46);

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (C 47)

Northern Ireland Act 2000 C 1)

*Craig, Administrative Law (4th Ed 1999) CH 7

**MacCormick, Questioning Sovereignty (1999) CH 4

Hazell 1999 PL 84

*Ward, "Devolution: Labour's Stranf Constitutional 'Design'" in Jowell & Oliver eds, The Changing Constitution (4th edn 2000), Ch 5.





House of Lords

**House of Lords Act 1999

*Halsbury's Laws of England, Monthly Review 18/2/00 - Wakeham Report - "A House for the Future" (Cm 4534)

***House of Lords Briefing - "Reform and Proposals for Reform since 1900" House of Lords Home Page

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld/ldhome.htm - "Information about the House of Lords"

**Oliver, "The Reform of the United Kingdom Parliament" in Jowell & Oliver eds, The Changing Constitution (4th edn 2000), Ch 10, especially pp 276- 290.