Thursday, September 24, 2009

Parliamentary Sovereignity*

Doctrine defined by A V Dicey (1835–1922), in his book Law of the Constitution (1885), as the doctrine that Parliament has ‘the right to make or unmake any law whatever . . . and . . . no person or body is recognised by the Law of England as having the right to override or set aside the legislation of Parliament’.
Parliament in this context consists of the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. Any act of Parliament properly passed by both Houses of Parliament (or by the House of Commons under the terms of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949), and which receives royal assent, is legally binding on all people and property which comes within the jurisdiction (legal power) of the UK

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