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Name the different types of scrutiny of the executive.
PMQ's, Select Committees, Parliamentary questions, Liasion Committees, Adjournment debates
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How do MP's articulate the interests of those in society?
PMQ's, Parliamentary Questions, lobbying other MPs and media. Bring it to the House of Commons.
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What are the three functions of Parliament (main)?
Legislation, scruntiny and representation.
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Why would a partly elected House of Lords undermine the House of Commons?
1. They cna claim equal democratic mandate 2. Would lead to a gridlocked government 3. Different electoral systems may be used.
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Give 3 reasons as to why the House of Lords should be abolished.
1. They are unelected 2. It is political theatre 3. No accountability
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Explain the term Shadow Cabinet
Senior leaders of the opposition who form an alternative cabinet to that of the government in power. This gains them expertise.
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Identify some ways in which MPs go against their party.
Rebel, not vote in the way the whips instruct, free votes
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Why do most MPs vote as their party whip instructs?
Chance of patronage, promotion, to show loyalty, to stay in the political party
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What does sub poena mean?
It cannot be forced - a feature of select committees as Chairs cannot force people to attend although it looks bad on the person if they don't.
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What are the four models of representation?
Delegate, Trustee, Resemblance and Mandate.
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