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Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
Parliament and legislation
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  • http://www.parliament.uk/business/lords/whos-in-the-house-of-lords/members-and-their-roles/
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    • 1. LEGISLATION
    • 2. • ACT OF PARLIAMENT= A STATUTE• “SOVEREIGNTY OF PARLIAMENT”—Supreme law.• PARLIAMENT—2 ASSEMBLIES• HOUSE OF COMMONS (MPs) & HOUSE OF LORDS (not as a court)
    • 3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/guides/newsid_8144000/8144100.s tm
    • 4. Tours of Houses of Parliament• http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F1A FC4FF75A3725&feature=plcp• Can you tell which is which?
    • 5. House of Commons• Who is your local MP?• http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mps• How many MPs are there in the HC? http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and- offices/mps/• How often are MPs elected?• What ‘s the difference between the Government and Parliament?
    • 6. House of Lords• Unelected and unpaid (expenses)• http://www.parliament.uk/business/lords/wh os-in-the-house-of-lords/members-and-their- roles/• Why have a second House?• What does it do?
    • 7. Activity - In groups decide where each statement belongsRole of the House of Role of the House of Lords Role of the CrownCommons
    • 8. How to behave in a mature democracy• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPEtYiKOx NU&feature=related
    • 9. Bill to Act (Stages)FIRST READING formal – title & main aims introduced, quick vote, no debateSECOND READING main debate, Minister or promoter leadsCOMMITTEE STAGE clause by clause, Standing Committee 16-50 MPs, make amendmentsREPORT STAGE report back to house, amendments debated and voted onTHIRD READING review, final vote, send to other houseHOUSE OF LORDS similar processROYAL ASSENT becomes law
    • 10. Passage of a Bill• http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/fl ash-passage-bill/
    • 11. Activity• In twos or threes arrange the stages that a Bill goes through in the correct order
    • 12. There are different types of ...
    • 13. Types of Bill• Public Bills – Government – Private Members• Private Bills• Hybrid Bills
    • 14. How many Bills do you think are currently going through the parliamentary process?• http://services.parliament.uk/bills/
    • 15. Homework• Read the chapter on Parliamentary law- making in a textbook• Research the different influences on Parliament and bring an example of an influence to class a week today – it can be a magazine or newspaper article (or screengrab), or a pamphlet• There will be a test this time next week
    • 16. Advantages of Parliamentary law- making• Scrutiny• Democratic• Government control• The House of Lords• Flexibility
    • 17. Disadvantages of parliamentary law- making• Undemocratic• Government control• Slow• Dated processes, language and statistics

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