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Title: The N.olan reforms and their impact on the House of Commons
Author: Allen, N. J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3416 3041
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: The University of Essex pre-October 2008
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is a case study of the politics and regulation of British legislative ethics. More specifically, it analyses and evaluates recent changes in the way MPs' parliamentCJIY conduct is regulated. . In 1995, following a report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (the Nolan Committee), the House of Commons overhauled extensively its ethics regime, introducing new rules about Members' conduct and new bodies of oversight. Previous research on these changes, known as the Nolan reforms, has tended to focus narrowly on the new regulatory machinery, treating ethics regulation almost as an end in itself. But ethics regulation is primarily a means to promoting integrity and may also have other important consequences.This thesis therefore investigates the reforms' wider impact on MPs and Parliament. It provides a thorough account ofhow the new ethics regime has functioned and compares it systematically with pre-Nolan arrangements in the House of Conunons, as well as with regimes in other legislatures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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