Failed Legislation, 1660-1800: Extracted from the Commons and Lords Journals
Bloomsbury Academic, 1997 - History - 615 pages
To become law a Bill had to pass many different stages, at any of which, up to and including royal assent, it might fail; Bills unpassed at the dissolution of a Parliament were also automatically abandoned: Between 1660 and 1800 Parliament passed 14;216 Acts. In this period 7025 attempts to pass an act at Westminster failed. Failed Legislation, 1660-1800, provides a full list of these for the first time. It provides an essential perspective on the legislative history of the period and will be an essential tool for social, economic and political historians. Arranged chronologically, by parliamentary session, it presents the key information as to how legislative initiatives were handled. By showing patterns of demand for legislation, and categorising types of legislation and their success rate, it also reflects on many aspects of British history in this period, and not just political history. Subject coding allows the list to be analysed at a number of levels, from the general to the particular, including the examination of specific issues. Taken as a whole, it shows how extensively statute was used to address a very wide range of issues, both local and national, in the early modern period.
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Figures and Tables vi II TECHNICAL GUIDE
Petitions on General Failures in Sample Sessions
1H ORIGIN DATE 1ST R 2ND 2H DATE 1ST 2ND R 2RC 2ND R POSTPONED 2RC REPORTER FINAL acts AMENDMENTS BETTER BILL BRIDGE CHARLES CODE2 1H ORIGIN Commons COMPANY CONSIDER CONSIDERATION COURT DATE INTRODUCER 1ST DEBTORS DEBTS DIVS VOTES 2H DUTY EARL OF 3RD EDWARD ELECTIONS ENCLOSURE ENCOURAGING ENGROSS ESTATE EXPORT F.DATE COMMENT REF failed failures FINAL FORM F.DATE HENRY HofL House IMPORTATION initiatives JOHN LANDS LAWS legislation LONDON LORD 3RD MANUFACTURE measures MOTION NATURALIZATION NAVIGATION NEG TO 2ND OFFICE ORD/L ORDA ORDAL ORDI ORDIL ORIGIN DATE INTRODUCER Parliament PASSES PET TO COMM PET TO JUDGES PET/FAIL petitions POOR PREVENTING PUBLIC rates REF SHORT TITLE REGULATING REJECTED RELIEF REMINDER REPORTER FINAL FORM REVIVED RICHARD RIVER ROADS ROBERT SC 2ND SC REPORT SCOTLAND session SHORT TITLE CODE1 SIR JOHN SIR THOMAS SIR WILLIAM SMALL specific STREETS TABLE TENDERED TITLE CODE1 CODE2 TRADE VOTES 2H DATE WESTMINSTER YORK