Prelegislative process

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1. What are hereditary peers?

  • People who are chosen by the Government to work for them
  • The people who compromise Parliament with no help from others
  • Peers who inherit their title
  • Random people who volunteered to sit in Parliament
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2. What is the role of the House of Commons?

  • To discuss matters of current concern
  • To undermine parliamentary sovereignty
  • To debate, scrutinize and vote on whether to approve the laws proposed by the Government
  • To make new laws

3. What is the role of the House of Lords?

  • To draw up a white paper
  • To complement the work of the HoC
  • To write a green paper
  • To make new laws

4. How many acts are passed each year?

  • Between 60-70
  • Between 80-90
  • Between 50-60
  • Between 30-40

5. What is the aim of a green paper?

  • To allow interested parties to comment on the subject and give feedback on its suggestions within an agreed time scale
  • To allow the government to make a white paper
  • To make law
  • To make Parliament aware of matters of current concern


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