Introduction: The Constitutional Importance of Scott
Part I: Government and Parliament
1: Ministers and Parliament
2: The Civil Service
3: Freedom of Information
Part II: Government and Secret Intelligence
4: Governing without Intelligence
Part III: Government and Courts
5: Public Interest Immunity
Part IV: The American Connection
6: Iraqgate: The American Equivalent of Scott
7: Implications of the Iraqgate Story
Conclusion: Reforming the Parliamentary Constitution
Adam Tomkins has been a lecturer in law at King's College, London since 1991.
essential reading for 'all students of the British constitution or
the British government'... the book provides a detailed analysis of
the substance of the inquiry into the export of arms to Iraq and
the Matrix Churchill case and the subsequent report by Sir Richard
Scott. / Diana Woodhouse, Parliamentary Affairs, April 1999.
Tomkins is to be congratulated on producing a succinct description of some of the salient features of one of the most important episodes of recent British constitutional history .../ Ivan Hare, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1998.