House of Lords and Commons

House of Lords and Commons


  • Author : Ishion Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374714543


House of Lords and Commons Book Description :

A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision. Here, the poet holds his world in full focus but at an astonishing angle: from the violence of the seventeenth-century English Civil War as refracted through a mythic sea wanderer, right down to the dark interior of love. These poems arrange the contemporary continuum of home and abroad into a wonderment of cracked narrative sequences and tumultuous personae. With ears tuned to th...

House of Lords   House of Commons   Joint Committee on Human Rights  Legislative Scrutiny  Transparency of Lobbying  Non Party campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill   HL 61   HC 755

House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny Transparency of Lobbying Non Party campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill HL 61 HC 755


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0108551385


House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny Transparency of Lobbying Non Party campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill HL 61 HC 755 Book Description :

While it accepts that there may be a pressing need to reform non-party campaigning, the report Legislative Scrutiny: Transparency Of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning And Trade Union Administration Bill (HL 61, HC 755) calls on the Government to pause the passage of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill to allow for further scrutiny and for further consultation with the Electoral Commission, the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement and relevant stakeholders. The report recommends that there be more careful consideration of the potential impact on campaigners' rights to free speech and freedom of association. The Committee welcomes the Government improvements made to Part 2 during its pa...

House of Lords   House of Commons   Joint Committee on Human Rights  The Implications for Access to Justice of the Government s Proposals to Reform Legal Aid   HL 100   HC 766

House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights The Implications for Access to Justice of the Government s Proposals to Reform Legal Aid HL 100 HC 766


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0108551636


House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights The Implications for Access to Justice of the Government s Proposals to Reform Legal Aid HL 100 HC 766 Book Description :

The report The Implications For Access To Justice Of The Government's Proposals To Reform Legal Aid (HL100, HC 766) concludes that the government should reconsider its proposals for the reform of legal aid. The government has so far made welcome exemptions to its proposed residence test in the light of responses to its consultation, but the Committee is still not satisfied that the proposed test will not affect vulnerable groups. While accepting that it is legitimate for the government to introduce a residence test for civil legal aid and to restrict the scope of prison law funding, the Committee calls for more and broader exemptions from these proposals to avoid breaches of the fundamental right of effective access to justice in individual cases. Th...

House of Commons   Political and Constitutional Reform Committee  House of Lords Reform  What Next    HC 251

House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee House of Lords Reform What Next HC 251


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2013-10-17
  • Genre: Legislative bodies
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0215062795


House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee House of Lords Reform What Next HC 251 Book Description :

House of Lords reform is a large and thorny issue on which it has proved very difficult to get political consensus. This inquiry focused on the incremental changes that could possibly be achieved outside the wider reforms that are doubtless required. Creating the power to remove Peers who have actually broken the law of the land and to remove persistent non-attendees will enjoy widespread support and would indicate that the unelected chamber was not opposed to sensible reform. Establishing a consensus about the principles that should determine the relative numerical strengths of the different party groups in the House of Lords, and for codifying such principles, is probably the most contentious of all the issues considered, but it is also the most cr...

House of Lords   House of Commons   Joint Committee on Human Rights  Legislative Scrutiny  Offender Rehabilitation Bill   HL 80   HC 829

House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny Offender Rehabilitation Bill HL 80 HC 829


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0108551512


House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny Offender Rehabilitation Bill HL 80 HC 829 Book Description :

This report welcomes the Bill's potentially human rights enhancing objectives of taking measures to protect the public from crime, at the same time as focusing on rehabilitation and extending positive support to those vulnerable people who receive short-term prison sentences. However, it remains concerned that insufficient information was provided by the Government (i) to demonstrate the compatibility of the provisions of the Bill with relevant international standards other than the ECHR and (ii) to support its assertion that the proposals have been considered fully in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The Committee calls on the Government to publish the information which demonstrates this without delay. The Committee welcomes the ...

House of Lords   House of Commons   Joint Committee on the Draft Deregulation Bill  Deregulation Bill   HL 101   HC 925

House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on the Draft Deregulation Bill Deregulation Bill HL 101 HC 925


  • Author : Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on the Draft Deregulation Bill
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release Date : 2013-12-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0108551679


House of Lords House of Commons Joint Committee on the Draft Deregulation Bill Deregulation Bill HL 101 HC 925 Book Description :

Having looked at the Draft Deregulation Bill in some detail and taken evidence from a wide range of witnesses, the Committee does not think it is appropriate for Ministers to be given power to scrap legislation by order on the subjective test that it is 'no longer of practical use'. There is a risk that to give Ministers that power would undermine effective Parliamentary scrutiny. It was also felt unnecessary when the Law Commissions currently have the power to put forward outdated Bills for abolition anyway. The Law Commissions will need to make changes to their working practices in order to produce more frequent and more responsive Statute Law (Repeals) Bills. The Government should work with the Law Commissions to streamline the process for bringin...