Law Society Gazette 21st July 2014, Joshua Rozenberg takes a look at a report by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons.
This is a lengthy report of 423 pages - A New Magna Carta? Second Report of Session 2014-15 (3rd July 2014).
Much of the report is informed by the work of Robert Blackburn - Professor of Constitutional Law, King's College London. As Joshua Rozenberg's article states - 'Blackburn [offers] us three illustrative blueprints. The
first, which he describes as a constitutional code, would be no more
than a handbook, with no statutory authority. The second, consolidating
legislation, would bring together existing statutes and codify
constitutional conventions. Only the third would be a true constitutional document, governing the way the country is run.'
Major consultation by Parliament on "A New Magna Carta" - 10th July 2014. See also Competition to write a preamble for modern written constitution.
Earlier posts on Written Constitution - 3rd February 2010 and 19th April 2010