legislative process

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  • Created on: 24-02-18 13:13

Green paper 

--- proposal for new law 

--consultation paper ---- to consult the new law with interested parties = to get valueable feedback 

--- DEMONSTRATES -- transparency and democracy --- both inside and outisde parties 

eXAMPLE--- concerning a new road traffic legislation --- views of police and emergency services 

AA AND RAC and local authorities and magistrates who will enforce law 

white paper 

once consulted with green paper --- will produce a set of firm propsoals for future legislation 

- usually published as a draft 

-- privide futher opportunity for consultation and ammendement so that final chnages can be made--- before presented 

- white paper may be the only consulation paper to gauge opposition opinion and public 

- allows for early scutiny --- done by select commitees --- aimed at increasing efficiency 


following consultion and ammendment --- will be drafted by parlimentary draftmen 

ministers must persuade cabinet college to support bill 

two bills;

public bill is legislation that ffect the public at large 

a private bill is legislation proposed by either local authorities or larger public companies and cooperation --- affect only the interest that proposed it 

private member bills-- are public bills proposed by an individual Mp rather than government 

sucessful bills are those proposed by the government--- public bills

public bills-- the humand rights act 1998

private bils- the transport for london act 2008

private members bill - the abortion act 1967

Stages -- first reading 

it is a formality where the short title of the forthcoming bill is read out

point of it--- is to let member know that bill is coming up for discussion 

completion of bill- at this stage bill is not formally formulated 

Action-there is no debate, discussion or vote at this point

stages reffered to as readings as before printing having a bill read out loud -- the only way to communicate it to the members of the parliment 

Second reading 

this is the crutial stage where the main debate of the principles of the bill takes place 

action- the member promoting the bill will explain the purposes of it to the house

the opposition and other members will then discuss and challenge the bill



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