John Wheatley Centre

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The John Wheatley Centre was a think tank based in Edinburgh. It has now been renamed the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.


To Make the Parliament of Scotland a Model for Democracy prepared for the John Wheatley Centre by Bernard Crick and David Millar. The publication (1997) is a revised version of Standing Orders for a Scottish Parliament prepared by the authors in 1991 for the Scottish Constitutional Convention.

About the authors

Bernard Crick, founding secretary of the Study of Parliament group in 1963 and author of The Reform of Parliament (1963) and of In Defence of Politics, is Emeritus Professor of Politics, London University and an Honorary Fellow of the Politics Department of the University of Edinburgh. David Millar OBE, was formerly a clerk of the House of Commons, then Director of Research at the European Parliament, now an honorary fellow of the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh.