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The Executive in the ConstitutionStructure, Autonomy, and Internal Control$
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Terence Daintith and Alan Page

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.001.0001

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Executive Legality: Constitutional Background and Current Issues

Executive Legality: Constitutional Background and Current Issues

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The Executive in the Constitution

Terence Daintith

Alan Page

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly reviews the findings of the last three chapters on the key features of executive structure and practice and on legality, before trying to assess their significance. The subservience of the United Kingdom executive to the judiciary and its dominance of the legislature is demonstrated. The administrative heterogeneity and the growth of judicial review are two sources of erosion that are particularly relevant to ideas and practice concerning the organization and delivery of legal advice. It has been shown how adaptations to the new challenges being presented by ‘agencification’, judicial review, European law, and other factors of change are being made within the pluralist, departmentally-based model of executive legal services, rather than by any moves towards a more centralized legal function.

Keywords:   executive legality, United Kingdom, judiciary, legislature, legal advice, agencification, judicial review, European law

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