The functions of Parliament

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To grant formal approval for legislation.
MP recall.
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To call government to account.
180 MPs signed a petition to protest about the government’s plans to introduce top up fees in January 2003.
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To scrutinise legislation and propose amendments.
The Healthcare Bill to make sure the NHS does not become too privatised.
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To debate key political issues.
The March 1979 confidence debate when all opposition parties untied to defeat a minority Labour government and provoke an election.
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To call government to account.

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180 MPs signed a petition to protest about the government’s plans to introduce top up fees in January 2003.

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To scrutinise legislation and propose amendments.

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Card 4

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To debate key political issues.

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