This is a comparative analysis of parliamentary scrutiny of the quality of legislation contained in bills in the British system and in Continental Europe.

It describes the Continental system and then focuses on the debate in the United Kingdom concerning the opportunity to strengthen parliamentary scrutiny by establishing legislative standards and bodies. This will help to know whether Continental Europe’s model of parliamentary scrutiny could be of value for Britain.

The article was written by Enrico Albanesi, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Genoa, Italy, and Associate Research Fellow of the Sir William Dale Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK.

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