Past questions on ministerial power

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Past questions on ministerial power

  1. 1. 1. (a) Outline the powers of the House of Lords. (5) (b) Explain the main differences between parliamentary government and presidential government. (10) (c) How effective is Parliament in scrutinising the work of the executive? (25) 2. (a) Define collective ministerial responsibility. (5) (b) What are the functions of the Cabinet? (10) (c) To what extent do Prime Ministers dominate the Cabinet? (25) 3. (a) What is cabinet government? (5) (b) What are the main sources of prime ministerial power? (10) (c) Have Prime Ministers become more powerful, or less powerful, in recent years? (25) 4. (a) What is parliamentary sovereignty? (5) (b) In what ways has parliamentary sovereignty been affected by membership of the EU? (10) (c) To what extent have both Houses of Parliament become more effective since 1997? (25) 5. (a) Outline two powers of the Prime Minister. (5) (b) Explain three limits on the power of the Prime Minister. (10) (c) To what extent has cabinet government been replaced by prime ministerial government? (25) 6. (a) Outline the role of a minister. (5) (b) In what circumstances do ministers resign? (10) (c) Assess the limitations on the powers of the Prime Minister. (25)
  2. 2. 7. (a) Outline the role of the Prime Minister. (5) (b) How do Prime Ministers control the cabinet? (10) (c) To what extent have UK Prime Ministers become more like presidents? (25)

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