Parliament and interest representation

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Pressure-group activity has increased in the British Parliament in recent years. This study examines the activities of pressure groups in relation to individual MPs, legislation, select committees, party and all-party subject groups, political consultants, and the House of Lords. The essays adopt a broad definition of the term to include groups such as trade unions and business and professional organizations, as well as those bodies specifically created to exert political pressure. Providing a comprehensive picture of pressure-group activity in relation to Parliament, this book places it within the wider context of pressure politics in Britain today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParliament and Pressure Politics
EditorsM. Rush
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)0198275765
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • parliament
  • interest representation


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