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A Parliamentary Miscellany: Papers on the History of the House of Lords, published 1964-1991

A Parliamentary Miscellany: Papers on the History of the House of Lords, published 1964-1991

J. C. Sainty

ISBN: 978-1-119-13035-2

Nov 2015

220 pages

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A Parliamentary Miscellany contains a diverse collection of papers relating to various aspects of parliamentary history, particularly the House of Lords.  Subjects include leaders and whips of the political parties, representative peers for Scotland and Ireland and the presence of the monarch in parliament.

  • Brings together for the first time in one volume a body of work produced by the author over many years
  • An invaluable text for researchers, providing information that is both difficult and time consuming to obtain
  • J.C. Sainty is a highly respected parliamentary historian who was a clerk in the House of Lords for 28 years, seven of which he served as Clerk of the Parliaments

 

 

 

Abbreviations vi

Foreword viii

Chapter 1. Leaders and Whips in the House of Lords 1783–1960 (first published as House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 31, 1964) 1

Chapter 2. Further Materials from an Unpublished Manuscript of the House of Lords Journal for Sessions 1559 and 1597–8 (first published as House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 33, 1965) 25

Chapter 3. A List of Representative Peers for Scotland, 1707 to 1963, and for Ireland, 1800 to 1961 (first published as House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 39, 1968) 47

Chapter 4. The Origin of the Office of Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords (first published as House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 52, 1974) 85

Chapter 5. The Parliament Office in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Biographical Notes on Clerks in the House of Lords 1600 to 1800 (first published by the House of Lords Record Office, 1977) 120 

Chapter 6. Parliamentary Functions of the Sovereign since 1509 (first published as House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 64, 1980) 148

Chapter 7. ‘The Edmunds Case and the House of Lords’, in Parliamentary History, Libraries and Records: Essays Presented to Maurice Bond, ed. H.S. Cobb, pp. 59–65 (first published by the House of Lords Record Office, 1981) 159 

Chapter 8. The Parliamentary Office in the Early Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Biographical Notes on Clerks in the House of Lords 1800 to 1939 (first published by the House of Lords Record Office, 1990) 166

Chapter 9. ‘New Light on the Office of Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords’ (first published in House of Lords Record Office Memorandum 79, pp. 10–11, 1991) 210