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Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value (2019)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (in press). Post-legislative scrutiny in the UK Parliament: adding value. Journal of Legislative Studies, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2019.1633778

Legislatures appoint committees for different purposes. Both Houses of the UK Parliament separate legislative committees from non-legislative, or select, committees. Each is unusual in that it utilises select committees to engage in post-legislative... Read More

Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures (2018)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2019). Power behind the scenes: The importance of informal space in legislatures. Parliamentary affairs, 72(2), 245–266. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsy018

Studies of legislatures focus on what happens in formal space, principally the chamber and committee rooms. Such studies are necessary, but not sufficient, for explaining behaviour within legislatures and its consequences. The use of space for memb... Read More

Politics UK (2018)
Book
B. Jones, P. Norton, & O. Daddow (Eds.), (2018). Politics UK

Relationship Between the Two Houses (2018)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P., & Maer, L. (2018). Relationship Between the Two Houses. In A. Horne, & G. Drewry (Eds.), Parliament and the Law, 125-46. (2nd). Oxford: Hart Publishing

The Political Organisation of Parliament (2018)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2018). The Political Organisation of Parliament. In C. Leston-Bandeira, & L. Thompson (Eds.), Exploring Parliament, 15-23. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)

Legislatures and the courts: the importance of place (2017)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2017). Legislatures and the courts: the importance of place. Journal of international and comparative law, 4(2), 171-188

Institutions of the state are studied primarily in terms of behaviour, powers and outputs. Little attention has been paid to their location and how this affects relationships between them. This article examines the effects of location through a study... Read More

The Constitution (2017)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2017). The Constitution. In John Major: An unsuccessful Prime Minister? Reappraising John Major, 73-89. London: Biteback Publishing

Speaking for Parliament (2016)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2017). Speaking for Parliament. Parliamentary affairs, 70(2), 191-206. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsw031

The UK Parliament in recent decades has seen significant structural and behavioural changes that have rendered it more effective in carrying out its core functions than at any time in modern political history. These changes have not impacted greatly... Read More

Legislative scrutiny in the House of Lords (2016)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2016). Legislative scrutiny in the House of Lords. In A. Horne, & A. Le Sueur (Eds.), Parliament: Legislation and accountability, 117-36. Oxford: Hart Publishing

A temporary occupant of no. 10? : prime ministerial succession in the event of the death of the incumbent (2016)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2016). A temporary occupant of no. 10? : prime ministerial succession in the event of the death of the incumbent. Public Law, 18-34

The Prime Minister in the United Kingdom is head of government. He is the sovereign’s principal minister, chair of the Cabinet, and the nation’s representative at various international gatherings, including the European Council, who holds the office... Read More

The fixed term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence (2015)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2016). The fixed term Parliaments Act and votes of confidence. Parliamentary affairs, 69(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsv003

The Government in the UK rests for its continuation in office on the confidence of the House of Commons. Until 2011, it was a convention of the constitution that a Government defeated on a motion of confidence resigned or requested the dissolution of... Read More

Enoch Powell (2012)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2012). Enoch Powell. Eminent Parliamentarians: the speaker's lectures, 132 - 158. Biteback Publishing

Introduction (2012)
Book Chapter
Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2012). Introduction. In P. Norton (Ed.), Eminent parliamentarians: the Speaker's lectures, 42552. Biteback Publishing

Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911 (2012)
Journal Article
Norton, P. (2012). Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911. Parliamentary History, 31(3), 444-459. doi:10.1111/j.1750-0206.2012.00350.x

The Parliament Act 1911, limiting the veto power of the house of lords, constitutes a major piece of constitutional legislation in the United Kingdom. The vulnerability of the house of lords to major change was long-standing and to be found in the ac... Read More