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European Public Law

European Public Law RAPPORT ENGLAND Stephen Tierney* Important developments affecting English public law in the past two years have come mainly in the following areas: initiatives for the further reform of the House of Lords; the establishment of a new Department of Constitutional Affairs and proposals for the establishment of a Supreme Court for the UK; plans for regional government in England; and an important case on the relationship between English law and European Community law which has interesting things to say about the doctrine of the legislative supremacy of Parliament. House of Lords The initiative towards reform of the House of Lords has been ongoing since the Labour Party came into government in 1997.1 Although early reforms removed the * Law School, Edinburgh. S. Tierney, `Reform of the House of Lords and the Labour Government' (2000) European Public Law 506-516. European Public Law, Volume 10, Issue 2 © Kluwer Law International, 2004 entitlement of most hereditary peers to sit in the House,2 the house remains very undemocratic. Its members are appointed by the Prime Minister for life, and his appointments are not regulated by statute. Ongoing debate has centred upon two issues: the extent to which the House should be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

European Public Law

European Public Law , Volume 9 (1) – Jun 1, 2004

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RAPPORT ENGLAND Stephen Tierney* Important developments affecting English public law in the past two years have come mainly in the following areas: initiatives for the further reform of the House of Lords; the establishment of a new Department of Constitutional Affairs and proposals for the establishment of a Supreme Court for the UK; plans for regional government in England; and an important case on the relationship between English law and European Community law which has interesting things to say about the doctrine of the legislative supremacy of Parliament. House of Lords The initiative towards reform of the House of Lords has been ongoing since the Labour Party came into government in 1997.1 Although early reforms removed the * Law School, Edinburgh. S. Tierney, `Reform of the House of Lords and the Labour Government' (2000) European Public Law 506-516. European Public Law, Volume 10, Issue 2 © Kluwer Law International, 2004 entitlement of most hereditary peers to sit in the House,2 the house remains very undemocratic. Its members are appointed by the Prime Minister for life, and his appointments are not regulated by statute. Ongoing debate has centred upon two issues: the extent to which the House should be

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Published: Jun 1, 2004

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