Influences on Parliamentary lawmaking

In what way do the Law Commission influence the law?
They can issue reports recommending reform of certain areas of law
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Name a Law Commission report
Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide (2006)
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In what ways does the media influence the law?
Bringing government attention to social and political problems
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An example of the media influencing the law
The Dangerous Dogs Act was brought in after the mauling of children
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How do pressure groups influence the law?
They lobby the government into action. They may get an MP to raise an issue in Parliament.
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What's an example of a pressure group?
Greenpeace
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Union groups?
Can voice dissatisfaction if workers' rights are violated. NASUWT, teachers' union
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Name a Law Commission report

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Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide (2006)

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An example of the media influencing the law

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How do pressure groups influence the law?

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