Parliament Key Terms

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Life Peerages Act 1958
This permitted men and women to be created as peers fpr the duration of their lives. The purpose was to diversify membership of the chamber.
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The Parliament Act 1911
Removed the power of permanent veto over legislation, so that the Lords could not indefinitely delay legislation.
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The Parliament Act 1949
This further limited the delaying of power by the Lords. Any bill that passed in two successive sessions became law.
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Hereditary Peerages
Peerages that came as a result of a title inherited within the family
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Public Bills
Bills which change the law as it applies to the whole community, being binding on everyone. They are the most common bill introduced in parliament
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Private Peers' Bills/Private Members' bills
Bills which are introduced by peers in the Lords. They go through the same stages as any other public bill.
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Green Paper
A document laid before the House of Commons by ministers, setting out the options that might be pursued in a given policiy area; a consultive paper that invites opinions
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White Paper
A document issued by ministers that sets out their proposals on a topic of current concern, prior to the production of a bill
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Standing Committes
Committees of the house of commons which scrutinise and amend the details of bills, clause by clause, They comprimise back-bench MPs of all parties
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Removed the power of permanent veto over legislation, so that the Lords could not indefinitely delay legislation.

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The Parliament Act 1911

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This further limited the delaying of power by the Lords. Any bill that passed in two successive sessions became law.

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Bills which change the law as it applies to the whole community, being binding on everyone. They are the most common bill introduced in parliament

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