Functions of Parliament

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  • LEGITIMACY - gives legitimacy of government bills as the Parliament is representative of the people.
  • SCRUTINY - the Parliament checks bills and ensures they are 'proper', often done by committees.
  • OPPOSITION - the parties not in power are there to offer an alternative through adversarial politics.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY - the general election sees the previous government take accountability; the possibility of being voted out.
  • Between elections it is left to Parliament to hold the government accountable.
  • Individual Ministerial Responsibility…


Corine Ackermann


Perfect for some last minute revision, thanks (: 

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