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CHAPTER I. THE CONSTITUTION AND ITS MOVEMENTS. Nature and elements of the Inquiry. Necessity of studying institutions in their working, development,
and mutual dependence.
(Acts of Parliament,
| deliberate utterances of statesmen,
Parliament and the public.
THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT. SECTION 1.-COMPOSITION AND MUTUAL RELATIONS OF THE
. HOUSES. Parliament the organ of Constitutional change. The two Assemblies one Legislature.
THE HOUSE OF LORDS:
| Appellate Jurisdiction Act of 1876.
| Incidental creation of Life Peers by the Act. ( as a Legislative Body :
| Contest with the Commons on Paper Duties Repeal.
Indirect initiation of money grants by the Lords. | Contest with the Government on Army Purchase.
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS :
| The Ballot Act.
| The Parliamentary Elections Act. Modern controversies as to the functions of Representatives :
1. Delegacy and Pledges.
2. Representation of Minorities.
(1. Its historic origin.
SECTION. II.- PRIVILEGES AND ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS.
Avenues of communication between the House and the public :
Exclusion of Strangers.
Right of the House to sentence for contempt.
The half-past twelve rule.
Procedure as to private bills.
Supply :-Four stages of procedure :
((1.) Committee of Supply.
(3.) The Appropriation Bill.
( (4.) Committee of Public Accounts. Procedure of the House of Lords.
SECTION III.-HOME LEGISLATION.
1. Removal of religious disqualifications :
Emancipation of Catholics, Protestant Dissenters, and Jews.
2. Readjustment of Endowments and Charters :-
( The Established Church,
1 Dissenting Bodies.
| University Reform.
1 Endowed Schools Reform. (3.) Endowed Charities.
(4.) Municipal Corporations.
The Parish and the Union.