Law-making and Public Money: Has Parliament Lost Control? (1973)

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  • State of the Nation[24/07/73] Archive


Five MPs reconstruct the way in which a Select Committee of the House of Commons would conduct an enquiry. The subject chosen is the efficiency of MPs within the House in passing laws and keeping a check on government spending.

Participants include: Sir William Armstrong (Head of the Home Civil Service); Frank Allen (Clerk in the Committee Office, House of Commons); Michael Ryle (Clerk in the Public Bills Office, House of Commons); Dennis Lawrence (Under-Secretary, Ministry of Posts and Communications); J.A.G. Griffith (Professor of Public Law, London University); George Cunningham, MP; and Sir David Pitblado (Comptroller and Auditor-General).

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