This volume explores the role of the Speaker and the Lord Chancellor in the Westminster Parliament before the advent of democracy, setting it beside the practice at Dublin and Edinburgh over the same period, and the more recent history of the role at London and Washington.First in-depth study since the mid-1960s of how Speakers and the Speakership have operated in Parliament in BritainIncludes contribution by the former Speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, describing her own tenure of the SpeakershipCovers practice at Westminster and at Dublin and Edinburgh, and a comparison of Speakers at Westminster and Washington during the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesComposed of papers from a conference held at the House of Commons in April 2008
|Book:||Speakers And The Speakership: Presiding Officers And The Management Of Business From The Middle Ages To The Twenty-First Century|
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
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