The Royal Prerogative

SN03861

Published 17/08/2017 Amended 17/08/2017

Topics:  Constitution

Summary

This briefing paper sets out the constitutional basis to the Royal Prerogative, describes general prerogative powers and the Crown's personal prerogative powers. It then sets out recent proposals for reform, and the case law that has led to the current understanding of the prerogative.

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