Unit 1 Law and Practice

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1. What is the amendment stage?

  • The title of the bill is read.
  • Amendments from the House of Lords (or House of Commons depending where the bill originated) are discussed and considered.
  • The bill is debated line by line by a committee of MPs
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2. Member countries of the EU

  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech R, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sp, Sw, UK.
  • Iceland, Switzerland, Georgia.

3. Describe the second reading of a bill.

  • The bill is debated in parliament. The bill is then sent to committee.
  • The bill is summarised.
  • The title of the bill is read.

4. Define ultra vires

  • A binding judicial precedent.
  • Beyond its/his/her powers.
  • The reason for a decision.

5. What types of case does the High Court hear?

  • Civil cases
  • Criminal cases
  • Civil and criminal cases


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