The Strengths of the HOC

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  • Strengths of the HOC
    • MPs can force legislative amendments from the govt.
    • Every constituency can be represented by its own MP, who raises grievances in the HOC.
    • MPs can call ministers to account.
      • This can be effective when conducted by select committees.
    • The HOC has ultimate power to remove a govt from office.
    • MPs can veto legislation or threaten to do so, to force compromises (under exceptional circumstances).
    • Various interest and cause groups are represented by MPs.


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