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1. What is codification?

  • Providing suggestions for changes and improvements to the Law
  • Creating a single Act of Parliament from Laws made by judges over hundreds of years
  • Presenting suggestions for the removal of old Law which is no longer necessary
  • Bringing together Laws spread out over Acts of Parliament and consolidating it into a single document
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2. The Bill of Rights 1989 deemed Parliament to be the..

  • Supreme Law maker
  • Right to bind future Parliament
  • Monarch
  • Highest appeal Court

3. What is a Private Bill?

  • A Bill introduced by the government but doesn't affect everyone
  • A Bill which only affects a certain amount of the population
  • A Bill introduced by 'backbench' MP's to highlight concern
  • A Bill which affects everyone

4. Who makes up the HoL?

  • 650 MP's and 26 Bishops of England
  • 720 Peers and 26 Bishops of England
  • 720 Peers and the Prime Minister
  • 650 MP's and the Prime Minister

5. What is an insider pressure group?

  • They campaign for a section of society
  • They don't have direct access to MP's so have to campaign
  • They have direct access to MP's
  • They campaign for a cause


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