Forty Years On and a Future Agenda

  • Michael Ryle


Imagine the parliament of another country whose function is mainly restricted to debate of government business. Members have little formal contact with the public; there is no broadcasting or televising of proceedings (the Government has restricted radio or television coverage of debates); and the media pay little attention to its work.


Select Committee Expenditure Plan Television Coverage Future Agendum Government Business 
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    J. A. Griffith and M. Ryle, Parliament: Functions, Practice and Procedures, Sweet & Maxwell, 1989. Second Edition, edited by Robert Blackburn and Andrew Kennon, 2003.Google Scholar

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