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Second Report from the Select Committee on Procedure 1970 ~ 71, para. 68. 47. Report of the Committee on the Preparation of Legislation (London HMSO, 1975: Cmnd 6o53) 48. The Vehicle and General affair of March 1971 (when an insurance company crashed leaving a million policy holders uninsured) prompted a good deal of discussion of the convention of ministerial responsibility, since it was followed by a Tribunal which attempted to apportion responsibility for the collapse between officials and ministers.

London, 1974) p. 203. 27. H. P. Bulmer Ltd v. J. Bollinger (1974) AC. 28. Ibid. 29. See VanDuyn v. HoT111! Office (1975) ch. 358, 2WLR. 76o. 30. See F. W. Maitland, TilL Constitutional History of England (London, 1gog). 31. S. Wade's summary of the conclusions of the University of Chicago's colloquium of 1957 entitled 'The Rule of Law as understood in the West'. Professor Wade's remarks may be found in his introduction to the 10th edition of A. V. Dicey op. , pp. xcvi- eli. See also J. Raz, 'The Rule of Law', in Laze QJumeriY /Uview, Vol.

Middlemas in Political Qparterty, vol. 47 (1976). 77· On the Cabinet generally see john Mackintosh, The British Cabinet, 3rd ed. (London, 1977)· 78. See J. Mackintosh, op. , and K. Middlemas, op. cit. p. 533 and for general discussion of the events of 1974-5 A. Silkin's article in Political Qparterty, vol. 4-B no. 1. (1977). 8o. Sir Harold Wilson, op. cit. pp. 192-3. 81. , p. 75· 82. See Norman St. John Stevas's introduction to vol. v of the Collected Works of Walter Bagekot ,p. 141. 83. J. Mackintosh, op.

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