LAW: PARLIAMENTARY LAW-MAKING: FULL REVISION NOTES

AQA AS LAW PARLIAMENTARY LAW-MAKING: COMPREHENSIVE REVISION NOTES

Sub-Topics Included in this detailed revision pack: 

  • Influences on Parliament: The Law Commission | Pressure Groups | Politics | The Media
  • Structure of Parliament: House of Commons | Lords | Monarch
  • The Pre-Legislative Procedure: Green Papers | White Papers
  • Types of Bills: Public | Private Members | Government | Private | Hybrid
  • The Law Making Procedure: Readings | Committee Stage | Lords | Royal Assent
  • Parliamentary Supremacy: The EU | Convention of Human Rights | Devolution

Advantages and Disadvantages for each element also included


Created by Ryan Austin: Revision Tsar and Lord of Law

Twitter: @Ryanaaustin Website: ryanaaustin.blogspot.com

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» [PART 1] INFLUENCES ON PARLIAMENT

» THE LAW COMMISSION

» WHAT IS THE LAW COMMISSION
An independent law reform body set up under the Law Commission Act of 1965
68% of its recommendations have been enacted by previous…

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» PRESSURE GROUPS

» WHAT ARE PRESSURE GROUPS
Are collective groups of individuals who campaign for reform in the law
Employ a range of influencing tactics such as lobbying MP's, marches, petitions and demonstrations

» SECTIONAL GROUPS
Interest groups…

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» MEDIA

» WHAT DOES THE MEDIA DO
Represent public opinion in order to make a profit through sales
Transmit opinion and serve as a channel of communication leading to information flow
The media is print (Newspapers), New Media,…

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» [PART 2] STRUCTURE OF PARLIAMENT

House of Commons: Democratically elected MP's
House of Lords: Appointed experts chosen by Monarch by recommendation of the Prime Minster
Monarch: Hereditary member of the Royal Family

» THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (THE…

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» [PART 4] TYPES OF BILLS

Public Bills are divided into Government Bills and Private Members Bills

Government Bills: Introduced to the parliamentary procedure by a government minister on behalf of
their department. Usually become enacted as the bill…

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» ADVANTAGES OF THE PARLIAMENTARY LAW MAKING PROCEDURE
Scrutiny: Thorough procedure. Lots of opportunities to debate, discuss and examine the bill. This
leads to detailed scrutiny, ambiguity being filtered out and thus a perfected bill. Poor drafting corrected
Democratic:…

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» [PART 6] PARLIAMENTARY SUPREMACY
AV Dicey 19th Century Constitutional Lawyer 1885: The principle of parliamentary supremacy:
Parliament has the right to make or unmake any law whatever
No person or body is recognised as having the right to…

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