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GOVP2
TOPIC 2:


PARLIAMENT
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS ­ ESSAY PLANS (25 MARKERS)

NEENA RAI

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House of Lords vs House of Commons - ROLES

INTRODUCTION
Representation the act of speaking on behalf of someone else mandate, delegate, trustee
Scrutiny the process by which the gov is checked & held accountable by the legislature and other bodies
Legislation commonly referring to one…

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Time for private members bills,
on Friday's ­ as gov controls agenda
quality of bill, as time spent on
EXPLAIN If `run out of time' usually
it
doesn't pass


POINT + - + USE OF EXPERTISE IN WHITE/GREEN -
PAPER & COMMITTEE STAGE
Immigration act ­…

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Can scrutinise the MP's worried about promotion
More conscious of public opinion
content of the bill more ­ `professional politicians'
Leads to change
effectively
Leads to more/better
change

POINT + CROSS BENCHERS - OPPOSITION DAYS

Unqualified teachers discussion
Pasty tax ­ opposition day did
Currently 178…

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Though, more than commons
More ethnic minorities and Legitimate = authority = power Less than lords
EXPLAIN Old, white male, oxford, high
women than commons Have an mandate
class

POINT + - HEREDITARY PEERS + -

EXAMPLE

Unelected
Place is given to them
EXPLAIN
Not representing…

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HOUSE OF LORDS REFORM?

YES NO
POINT UNELECTED HEREDITARY PEERS ALREADY HAD A REFORM


1999 ­ 1st stage ­ left with 92 hereditary peers ­ replaced with life peers (expertise)
Under representative / un democratic
EXAMPLE 2003 ­ second stage rejected
Illegitimate = undemocratic
POINT NOT…

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