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Assess the arguments for and against reforming the House of Lords
The House of Lords can be viewed as a `revising chamber'. Over half the time in the Lords is devoted to examining in detail legislation sent to it by the Commons. In this way it serves as a useful check on the gove
making them think again Powers of the upper chamber are defined by the 1911 and 1949 Parliament Acts.…read more

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To what extent has the coalition government altered the relationship between parliament and the government
Parliament also known as the legislative is the
TO LITTLE EXTENT = PM patronage is much stronger under TO SOME EXTENT = The coalition government is weaker than most
the coalition as members of government and the Commons governments and so therefore isn't able to dominate parliament
are obliged to vote with the party on any issue brought to and therefore has more problems passing controversial legislation
parliament as loyalty…read more

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To what extent is Parliament effective or not ?
UNEFFECTIVE = Relative weakness of legislative committees which EFFECTIVE = Select committees have a good record of bipartisanship
are subject to partisan whipping. In addition the opposition is in a and forcing government to be accountable and to amend policy on
minority and highly unlikely to see any of its amendments adopted. occasions (e.g. defence procurement). Recently the Defence DSC
The power of party loyalty , the whips etc.…read more

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To what extent does the government dominate parliament ?
Parliament is the legislative of this country, it's the body responsible for producing, scrutinizing and passing legislature. Government on the other hand is the body responsible for running the
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Public Administration Committee criticised the way Liam Fox's the defence committee was made up of 8 Labour member, 4 It has also meant that ministers and members o
resignation from the government was handled .Ministers do have Conservative and 5 Lib Dem's meaning government still had a majority of the government have become more united in th
to be accountable regularly . This is achieved through written an influence in the committees . Prime Minister's question as well as form of collective responsibility.…read more

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This essay will outline and asses the representative nature of parliament and argue why parliament doesn't truly
represent the current UK population.
Fair representation is ensured for the House of Commons by virtue of No government has been elected since 1970 with more than 45% of the
each geographic area maintaining representation. For General Elections vote .In 2015 Conservative was awarded an overall majority with only
the UK is divided into 650 constituencies of a roughly equal number of 35.2% of the national vote .…read more

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Parliament . Eg: Social and economic changes in the consensus. Eg: Thatcher's programme of privatisation in the 1980's
nineteenth century led to the extension of the franchise (right to vote or Cameron's privatisation of the NHS . Centralisation- the UK has
for women). Strong and effective government
and executive an over-centralised system of government with weak or ineffective
dominance allows government to act quickly and decisively to pass checks and balances. Eg: Anti-terrorism laws of 2001 have been
laws.…read more

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For example the last government had over
900 SPAD's working the Downing St machine.
Codification would strengthen rights protection , and help guard the Consensus about what should be included in a written constitution seems
citizen against an over mighty state. Despite steps in the right remote given the inability of our political classes to agree on how they
direction as a result of the introduction of the European Convention should be funded, or what remuneration MPs should receive.…read more


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