Government Policies Essay

2827 WordsMar 18, 201512 Pages
The Roles & Levels of Government In this assignment I will be discussing and showing my understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government, and explaining some of the different departments within the UK government. In the hierarchy Central Government is at the top of the ‘pyramid’ meaning that it has the greatest amount of authority, this is because Central Government operates at a national level which is usually located in the countries capital city. The Central Government has very specific responsibilities in the legal system which no other level of government has. Some of the responsibilities that the Central Government have include signing treaties or agreements with other nations, moving and changing laws and also defending nations. The country is split up into 650 constituencies and each constituency counts for one seat in parliament, during an election the members of the constituency vote for who they want to represent them. In the UK, parliament (Central Government) is made up of the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch. The roles of the House of Commons include making laws and controlling finance and security, the House of Lords is made up of ‘Life Peers’ who are appointed by the Queen with advice from the Prime Minister; their roles include judicial work and law creation. The Monarch is run by the Queen who has several important, formal and ceremonial government roles which include opening each new session of parliament and appointment of the Prime Minister.
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