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Government

  1. 1. THE GOVERNMENT IN ENGLAND.Parliament U.K Government-Decides the laws and make The UK government is normallydecisions on running the UK formed by the leader of the party that wins the most seats in the general election. All actions by the government -and particularly its proposals to amend or create laws – Who runs the U.K? -The British government runs the UK. The leader of the government is the Prime Minister. David Cameron
  2. 2. Parliamentary democracyGreat Britain (UK) is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional Monarch asHead of State.The principle behind British democracy is that the people elect Members of Parliament(MPs) to the House of Commons in London at a general election, held no more than fiveyears apart. Most MPs belong to a political party, and the party with the largestnumber of MPs in the House of Commons forms the government The british parliament parliamentWhat is Parliament? What is the job of Parliament is made up Parliament? of three parts:Parliament is wherepoliticians (MPs) The main functions of 1. The Queenmeet to decide laws Parliament are:and make decisionsfor the United • To pass lawsKingdom. It is not • To provide thethe same as the means of 2. The House ofGovernment (which carrying on the Lordsruns the country). work ofOne of the jobs governmentParliament does is to • To scrutinisecheck that the government 3. The House ofGovernment is policy and Commonsrunning the country administrationproperly. • to debate the major issuesGeneral election Making lawsA UK Parliament has a maximum A proposed new law is called a bill.duration of five years. At the end of the Bills must be agreed by both Housesfive year or before, a general election must of Parliament and receive Royaltake place so new members of parliament Assent from the Queen before theycan be elected by the people. can become Acts of Parliament which make our law.
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