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THE HOUSE OP LORDS:

'as a Judicial Body:—

( Appellate Jurisdiction Act of 1876.
[ Incidental creation of Life Peer» by the Act.
, as a Legislative Body:—

JContest with the Commons on Paper Duties Repeal.
Indirect initiation of money grants by the Lords.
I ConUst with the Government on Army Purchase.

THE HOUSE OP COMMONS!

Notions of representation.

Transition from class representation to individual representation.

J The Ballot Act.

\ The Parliamentary Elections Act. Modern controversies as to the functions of Representatives:—

1. Delegacy and Pledges.

2. Representation of Minorities.
Political Associations.
Party Government:—,

1. Its historic origin.

2. Its foundation in nature.

3. Its political expediency.

Section. H.—Privileges And Order Of Proceedings.

Avenues of communication between the House and the public :—
Petitions.

Publication of Proceedings.
Exclusion of Strangers.

Disciplinary powers of the House :—

Right of the House to sentence for contempt.
Obstruction.
General conduct of business in the House:—

Competing claims of Government and private members:

The half-past twelve rule.
Private Bills: Their scope and importance.
Procedure as to private bills.

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1. Removal of religious disqualifications:—

'Emancipation of Catholics, Protestant Dissenters, and Jews.
Disestablishment of the Irish Church.
Abolition of Church-rates.
Abolition of University Tests.

Abolition of Ecclesiastical Courts of Probate and Divorce.
Institution of Civil Marriages.

2. Readjustment of Endowments and Charters:—

'(1.) Ecclesiastical and Religious Foundations:
j The Established Church.
\ Dissenting Bodies.
(2.) Educational Institutions:

\ Endowed Schools Reform.
(3.) Endowed Charities.
. (4.) Municipal Corporations.'

3. Economic Legislation, bearing on :—

((1.) The Bank of England and other Banks.
(2.) Public Companies.
(3.) Railways.
(4.) Factories.
(5.) Taxation and the National Debt.

4. Fresh delimitations of Central and Local Government:—

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I The Parish and the Union.
Police.

Public Health.
County Administration.
Municipal Corporations.
. Education.

Section IV.—Government Op Dependencies.

1. Colonial Constitutions, and Confederation of Colonies.

'Constitution and Confederation of the Dominion of Canada.

Confederation of the South African Colonies.

Legislation for conquered or ceded Dependencies.

Legislation for Dependencies acquired by settlement.

Amendment of the Constitution of Jamaica.

Constitution of Victoria :—

Working of the Victorian Constitution.
.Territorial limits of the jurisdiction of Colonial Legisla*urcs.

2. Extension of Parliamentary Control over Dependencies not

previously subject to it.

(India:—
The Regulating Act.
Tlte Act of 1833.
I The Act for the Better Government of India.
Hudson's Bay.
1Fiji, and the Transvaal.

3. Acts of Parliament specially relating to Dependencies.

f New South Wales and Tasmania.

\ Coast of Africa and the Falkland Islands.

1 India.

4. Inclusion of Dependencies in general Acts of Parliament.

(Colonial Laws Validity Act.
Copyright Act.
Documentary Eridence Act.

5. Parliamentary Control of the Executive in its Colonial policy.

Section V.—Foreign Appairs.

Foreign policy not initiated in Parliament.

(Motion on International Law and Arbitration an exception.) Initiative action of Parliament in

1. Legislation relating to foreigners in British Dominions:
, (I.) Extradition,
. (2.) Naturalisation.
(3.) Consjnracy.

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2. Legislation relating to British subjects in foreign Dominions:

'The Foreign Jurisdiction Act.

J Government of Cyprus.
{ Forced labour in Cyprus.
The Fugitive Slave Circular*.
Extra-territorial Jurisdiction in India.
The Kidnapping Act.
Slave-trade suppression.
. Territorial Waters Jurisdiction.

3. Legislation enforcing International Law:

Negotiation of Loans with hostile States.
, Ship-building for Belligerents.
The Naval l'rize Act.

CHAPTER III.

THE CROWN.

Section I.—Personal Attributes And Relations.

True position of the Monarch determined by the history of the Monarchy.

Recent action relating to the Crown in its personal character:—

1. Provision for a Regency, (1.) in case of the death of King William IV. during the

minority of the Princess Victoria. (2.) in case of the Queen's death during the absence of the heir

presumptive (the King of Hanover). (3.) in case of the Queen's death during the minority of the heir presumptive or apparent.

2. Definition of the Royal Title :—

Royal Titles Bill of 1878.

3. Adjustment of the Royal Income:—
r Civil List of William IV.

The Crown Lands.
Private Estates of the Crown.
Crown Lands in the Colonies.
Civil List of Queen Victoria.

The Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.
Grant to the Duchess of Kent as mother of the Sovereign.
Proposed grant to the Duke of Sussex.
Grant to the Duke of Connaught on his marriage:—
I. Debate on provision for the Royal Family.

4. Constitution of the Royal Household :—

< Settlement of the Queen's Household.

1 Question as to Ministerial changes in the Household.

5. Position of the Royal Consort :—
'Annuity of the Prince Consort.

Naturalisation of the Prince Consort.
Precedence of the Prince Consort.
Title of the Prince Consort.

Offer to the Prince of the Commandership-in-Chief.
, The Prince's view of his duties as Consort.
Action of the Prince as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
Presence of the Prince at a Corn-Law debate.
Interference with the Government and the Opposition in
1854-55.

. Political Correspondence with the Emperor Napoleon.

Section H.—The Ceown And Its Ministers. Uses of the term " Prerogative."

Rise of the Cabinet, as an outgrowth of the Privy Council. Origin of the Ministry as the organ of Party Government. Internal Relations of the Cabinet:—

Modern theories as to unity and responsibility. Conduct of Lord Palmerston as Foreign Secretary in 1851. Conduct of Lords Carnarvon and Derby in 1876. Controversy between the Lord Chief Baron and the Lord Chancellor on the secresy of the Privy Council. Relations of the Sovereign and the Cabinet:—

1. 2. Modes of selecting and dismissing a Ministry: Present custom.

Action taken by King William IV. in 1830-1835. 3. Royal interference with the Cabinet or with individual Ministers:

Relations of the Queen and Lord Palmerston. Royal direction of policy during the Crimean War. Baron Stockmar's theory of the English Monarchy. . The Constitutional theory of the Monarchy. i. Liberty of action of the Sovereign apart from the Cabinet:

(Rumours of royal correspondence during the Crimean War.
Royal correspondence during the Afghan and Zulu Wars.

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