From Constitutional Scrutiny to Constitutional Review: 10 Years of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution

United Kingdom Constitutional Law Group Event “From Constitutional Scrutiny to Constitutional Review: Ten Years of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution” 25 January 2012, 18:00 – 19:30 in the House of Lords Committee Room 3A Speakers:

  • Baroness Jay of Paddington, Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution: “Scrutinising the Coalition’s Legislative Programme”
  • Lord Norton of Louth, Former Chairman and Current Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution: “Ten years of the Constitution Committee: Landmarks and Successes”
  • Professor Dawn Oliver, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University College London: “The Place of the Constitution Committee in the British Constitution”

Chair:

  • Sebastian Payne, Co-convener of the UK CLG and Lecturer, University of Kent at Canterbury

If you would like to attend this event could you please email: j.a.simsoncaird@qmul.ac.uk

Farewell welfare?

External event

Farewell welfare? UCL Legal and Political Theory Forum

22 March 2011, 6.30pm, Bentham Main Lecture Theatre (Faculty of Laws)

UCL Legal and Political Theory Forum provides an opportunity for distinguished academics, politicians and others working in the public policy sector to debate the philosophical issues underlying current debates in public policy. This year a panel of notable speakers will be discussing the coalition government’s proposed cuts to the welfare state: Farewell welfare? Does a fair society require a welfare state? If welfare cuts are needed, how can their fairness be ensured? Can it ever be fair for cuts to hit the poor hardest? The Forum will be chaired by Professor Albert Weale (UCL School of Public Policy), and we are pleased to announce that speakers for the event will include: Jon Cruddas MP (Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham) Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon (Birkbeck; Lib Dem Councillor for Cambridgeshire)  Dr Stuart White (Oxford University) Max Wind-Cowie (Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos) Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL)

The Forum will take place on 22nd March at 6.30-8.30pm in the Bentham Main Lecture Theatre, Bentham House (Faculty of Laws), and will be followed by a drinks reception in the School of Public Policy building, 29/30 Tavistock Square. No reservation is required, but we advise that you arrive in good time to ensure yourself a seat.

Contact us at ucl.lptforum@gmail.com

For more information visit our website http://lptforum.wordpress.com/ or Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166249986759075&ref=ts