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Author Woodhouse, Diana.

Title The office of Lord Chancellor / Diana Woodhouse
Published Oxford : Hart, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages)
Contents 1 Introduction -- 2 The Lord Chancellor in the Constitution -- 3 The Lord Chancellor's department -- 4 The Lord Chancellor's executive role -- 5 The Lord Chancellor as judge -- 6 Judicial appointments -- 7 The Accountability of the Lord Chancellor -- 8 The Reform of the office of the Lord Chancellor
Summary The office of Lord Chancellor is one that has frequently been questioned. However, the extent and diversity of the questioning seldom attained the proportions reached in the final years of the 20th century, when they drew attention to the deficiencies of the position of Lord Chancellor, the inherent tensions within that position and the incongruity of such a role in a modern democracy. This book examines these questions. It analyzes the development and current position of the Lord Chancellor as head of the judiciary, member of the Cabinet, judge and Speaker in the House of Lords and considers his role in relation to judicial appointments. It also looks at the LCD, the development of which acts as an indicator of the changes in the office of Lord Chancellor. It concludes by making proposals for reform, the most far-reaching of which is the abolition of the office
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Judicial power -- Great Britain
Legislators -- Great Britain.
Political questions and judicial power -- Great Britain
Lord Chancellors.
Judicial power.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
Political questions and judicial power.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281041831