Readership: Scholars of public law, in particular constitutional law, also those studying politics, will be interested in this book. Additionally, all those working in the political field, from politicians to political journalists and other commentators will find this book invaluable.
Adam Tomkins, Lecturer in Law, King's College, London
"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."
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