The Legislative priocess

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  • The Legislative priocess
    • House of Commons
      • The White paper
      • First reading
        • The title of the bill is read out
      • Second Reading
        • The Government minister, spokesperson or MP responsible for the Bill opens the second reading debate.
        • At the end of the debate, the Commons decides whether the Bill should be given its second reading by voting, meaning it can proceed to the next stage.
        • The debate continues with other Opposition parties and backbench MPs giving their opinions
      • Committee stage
        • Individual standing committee of mps, usually headed by a member of the opposition will make possible ammendments
      • Report stage
        • The whole house debates the amendments proposed by the committee
      • Third reading
        • A short period of debate in which no ammendments can be, the parliament takes a vote on whether the third reading should be be passed
    • House of Lords
      • 1st Reading
        • The first reading is where the bill is read before the lords as to assert its content
      • Second reading
        • A second debate on the legislature as to assert it's principles
      • Committee stage
        • Possible ammendments are proposed and discussed over by the whole house
      • Report stage
        • During report stage detailed examination of the bill continues. Any member of the Lords can take part and votes on any amendments may take place
      • Third Reading
        • Before reading the proposed ammendments are organised into a list
        • The third reading allows new ammendments to be suggested
        • If the commons debated it first then it will be passed to the house of lords
          • Royal Assent
            • An automatic process in which the bill grants the "consent" of the monarch
          • Third reading
            • A short period of debate in which no ammendments can be, the parliament takes a vote on whether the third reading should be be passed
    • If the commons debated it first then it will be passed to the house of lords
      • Royal Assent
        • An automatic process in which the bill grants the "consent" of the monarch

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