Unit 1 AQA Law

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  • Parliament
    • House of Commons
      • Elected by public. Member of Parliament. General elections every 5 yrs. Government formed by political party which has a majority in the HC.
    • House of Lords
      • Non-elected Body. 1999 labour reviewed membership of HL & decided it should consist of some nominated members and some elected members. 92 hereditary peers, life peers, most senior bishops and the Church of England.
      • Note that 12 most senior judges used to sit in HL, but no longer do so. They are now separate from Parliament and sit as the Supreme Court.
  • Non-elected Body. 1999 labour reviewed membership of HL & decided it should consist of some nominated members and some elected members. 92 hereditary peers, life peers, most senior bishops and the Church of England.

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