Parliamentary Law Making

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who makes up Parliament?
the government, MPs and the crown
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what is the first stage of making a bill?
Green and White paper
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what is meant by codification?
the bringing together of all law on a particular topic into one Act of Parliament
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what is meant by consolidation?
brings all statutory provisions relating a particular area into one act
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what is the law commission?
an independent, permanent and full-time law reform body
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what is repeal?
the removal of laws that have no further use
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a advantage of the media on influencing Parliamentary law making is...
the media can raise public awareness about new laws
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a disadvantage of the media on influencing Parliamntary Law Making is...
the media only show what they want to sell more copies of a newspaper
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what is a public bill?
bills that affects the public
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what are the two branches of publlic bills?
Government bills, private member bills
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what is a government bill?
public bill introduced by a government minister
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what are private member bills?
bills introduced by individual backbench MP's
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what are private bills?
bills affecting a particular individual or organisation
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what are hybrid bills?
a cross between a private and public bill
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whats the order of stages that a bill goes through in the house of commons?
first reading,second reading,commitee stage,report stage,third reading
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what happens to a bill if the house of lords disagrees with the commons?
can stop a money bill for a month and all others for a year
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why does the bill go to the monarchy?
for approval from the queen/king at the time
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an advantage of parliamentary law making?
democratic
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a disadvantage of parliamentary law making?
slow process
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what is meant by Parliamentary supremacy?
parliament are the supreme law makers
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whats the effect of the EU on the supremacy of Parliament
EU law provails UK law due to the European communities act 1972
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whats the effect of the human rights act 1998 on parliamentary supremacy?
if uncompatible with the HRA then they can declare uncompatability but law can still be passed
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what is the effect of devolution on parliamentary supremacy?
granting of certain powers in law makiing is given to scotland and wales
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