Barry Hough

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In this section we shall look at conventions in a little more depth. Conventions express the contemporary political morality of the constitution, and one argument for their existence is their achievement in continually modernising the constitution. Conventions are binding principles or rules, often derived from the practices of politicians, which confer obligations on those to whom they apply. For example, convention (and not law) requires that the Queen must grant her assent to a Bill passed by both Houses of Parliament, and that Parliament must meet annually.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral principles of constitutional and administrative law
EditorsJ. Alder
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0333971647
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2002

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan law masters
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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