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Acts of Parliament (Legislation)

Parliament
Consists of the House of
Commons and the House
of Lords- they both must
vote in favour of a bill for
it become an Act

The House of Indivi
Commons duals
who
sit in
the
House
of
Comm
ons
know
n as
MPs (
Memb…

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Minist
er (
indivi
dual
electi
ons in
consti
tuenci
es in
cases
of
death
/retir
ement
)
Politic
al
party
with
majori
ty in
House
of
Comm
ons
forms
the
Gover
nment

The House of House
Lords of
Lords
consis
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007)
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Most
origin
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memb
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hered
itary
peers
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peers
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the
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Minist
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Reform of the 1999
House of Lords ­
1100
memb
ers
most
hered
itary
peers
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allowe
d to
sit in
House
of
Lords
Labou
r did
not
want
just
anyon
e
partic
ipatin
g in
law
makin
g
Royal
Comm
ission
set up
to
consid
er
memb
ers of
House
of
Lord
Refor
m of
the
House
of
Lords
is yet
to be
compl
eted…

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al
Comm
ittee
of the
House
of
Lords
)
Agree
d
judge
s
shoul
d not
sit as
part
of
Parlia
ment
Supre
me
Court
replac
ed
Judici
al
Comm
itted
of the
House
of
Lords(
Judge
s
cease
to be
memb
ers of
House
of
Lords

Influences on
Parliamentary…

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Set
out in
Party'
s
manif
esto
as
part
of
Gener
al
Electi
on
Start
of
Parlia
menta
ry
sessio
ns
Gover
nment
annou
nces
laws
it
inten
ds to
introd
uce
throu
gh the
Queen
's
speec
h
Most
legisl
ation
comes
from
Gover
nment
policy

European Union Can…

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