Flashcards in Chapter 6- Sources Of The British Constitution Deck (12):
Judge-made law. Eg Rights of homeowners to tackle intruders. Guide to future lawmakers.
Powers exercised in the name of the Crown by PM and government ministers.
Royal Prerogative powers include the right to
• Give royal assent to legislation
• Declare war/negotiate treaties
• Appoint ministers
Royal Prerogative limited by
Fixed Term Parliament act (2011) took away right to dissolve parliament
Rules/norms, unrecorded but followed from past experience
HoL should not vote down or wreck bills HoC sends through. Recognised in 1940s.
Established political/legal texts. Have no legal authority- 'guides'.
European Union Law
1973- UK became a member of EEC. Renamed European Community, then EU. Certain EU legislature Uk has to adopt- eg Human Rights Act.
Law created by parliament- approved by HoC and HoL.
Name 3 EGs of Conventions
Queen approving legislature, not vetoing. Brown: vote before war. Salisbury Convention.
Give an example of an Authoritative work
Erskine May's 'Treatise of the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament'- regarded as the Bible of parliamentary practice.