The Legislative Process

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U T T L N A Y L A B B A Y R C K H I F A
U E V J I V N F U G E O F C X S B T E I
K R E D Q T O K B C J K M K Q N C L D P
F O O S C R I H B E C O H D J O Q S N A
S U D D E E T D F K U S W D M R E D U T
H P J R G P A K U H V Y G M E C G O D Y
G D B O S A C F X S Y P I P O B L E P U
N R F L O P I C M I C T A N R V X Q Y T
I A W F B E L A U R T P D O D L E H I L
D F E O G T B I I E N R Y Y O B C F L I
A T T E X I U N E E E A B E C D R H Y H
E I G S Y H P S E A L B O M N C T I X R
R N A U D W T R D A E B T M T N T V L E
T G E O P A G I S C A S W Q D R K H J N
S H V H G F N S U K X X I W X M J S Y O
R U S E I G E S M P W Q T F V D H C A J
I O A S N N D I N V F A I C W L U O X R
F G K X T D I F D J Q T M F J J N M U X
Q H V E U K A U G O T O C I A F X M L Y
R T V S M J L T T W K P V I J N G V O D

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  • A small committee of between 16-50 MP's meet to discuss the Bill in detail. Changes / amendments may be made. (9, 5)
  • A statement of Government intent inviting discussion, comment and criticism from parties. (5, 5)
  • All Acts are published through Her Majesty's Stationary Office. (11)
  • Contains Government proposals. (5, 5)
  • The formal presentation of a Bill to Parliament (usually the House of Commons) (5, 7)
  • The Queen or someone on her behalf must sign the Bill - it then becomes an Act of Parliament. (5, 6)
  • The whole process is repeated in the House of Lords where they can block the Bill for up to a year. The Parliament Acts 1911 & 1949 rule that the Commons has the final say. (5, 2, 5)
  • Usually 2 weeks after the first reading. There is a debate and a vote (Division) (6, 7)
  • Written by specialist barristers. Uses specialist language to be used by the courts. (8)

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