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Parliamentary Law-making

Parliament- is made up of 1) House of Commons- this house has elected MPs, 2) House of
Lords- this house has lords that have a title or have been appointed to their position 3) the
queen. ALL three parts have to agree to make the law.


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Democracy- is a government by the people a form of government in which the supreme power is
vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free
electoral system

Autocracy- in which one person has unlimited authority over others, the government or power…

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Each of the law commissioners is supported by a team of barristers, solicitors,
parliamentary displacements, researchers, and admin staff
Under the s3 of the 1965 act the law commission is the keep under review all the law,
repeal obsolete law and simplification and modernisation of law

Advantages of the law…

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It is also important for all law commission to suggest changes to existing law to modernise
them (keep them up to date.) Also they create new areas in law in taking social development
and technical changes
E.g. The law commission suggested changes to the such as the Occupier Liability Act…

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Jamie Oliver campaign for healthier school meals and achieved the Education Regulation
This is how the media can affect parliament

Media affects the public's opinion

Public affects the number of votes that the government can win

Votes affect parliament

Parliament affects the laws

Advantages of the media

Raise government…

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E.g. the environment group Greenpeace and the Human Rights group the Amnesty
Often considered outsider groups and less likely for them to be consulted or have any
links with MPs or gov ministers.
E.g. the RSPCA is a long established charity that has a lot of support from the…

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A bill must be debated and approved by both the Houses of Commons and Lords and
receive Royal Assent

The composition of the House of Commons

Contains 650 of members MPs
Each MP represents a constituency /area
Elected every 5 years at a general election
Gov drawn from the party…

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To open each parliamentary session and reads a speech that is prepared by the gov
outlining the proposed laws to be considered in coming session
Give regard assent to legislation
To appoint and dismiss the prime minister

Types of Bills

There are 3 main types of bills- Public bills, private…

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To become an act of parliament a bill must pass the following stages:

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The advantages or parliamentary law making

Scrutiny- the legislative process is thorough. There are 3 reading and 2 stages in each of
the houses of parliament. There are several opportunities for debate, scrutiny and
amendments, ensuring there are no mistakes and poor drafting can be corrected

Democratic- the process is…


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