The state and the citizen / by the Earl of Selborne Selborne, William Waldegrave Palmer Earl of 1859-1942

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Selborne, William Waldegrave Palmer Earl of 1859-1942
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords.; Legislative bodies -- Upper chambers.; Great Britain.
  • Introduction.
  • The House of lords at the time of Oliver Cromwell.
  • Foreign second chambers, their origins and composition.
  • Origin and composition of colonial second chambers.
  • The powers of second chambers and the provisions for avoiding parliamentary deadlocks.
  • General recognition of the value of the double-chamber system.
  • The nature of the peril of the single-chamber system. The Parliament act and the single-chamber system.
  • The absence of constitutional safeguards.
  • The referendum.
  • Appendixes: I. Legislatures of the oversea states. II. Legislatures of foreign countries. III. The Parliament act, 1911.
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