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1. What is scrutiny?

  • The function of critically analysing proposed legislation which is carried out by legislative committees
  • The function of scrutinising proposed legislation which is carried out by legislative committees
  • The function of scrutinising proposed legislation which is carried out by the Government
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2. What is opposiition?

  • Opposite parties that force justification of policies
  • Opposite parties that create anger towards new policies
  • People who oppose members of their own party

3. Why is accountability so important?

  • forces mps to justify policies
  • forces ministers to justify polices.
  • NO criticism of policies given

4. What do select committees do?

  • They have the power to question and cross-examine
  • They have the power to stop policies
  • They have the power to question and stop policies

5. what does 'question to ministers' do?

  • Make ministers appear regularly in government to face questions from MPs.
  • Make ministers appear regularly in house of commons to face questions from MPs.
  • Make ministers appear regularly in house of lords to face questions from MPs.

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