Parliament , with huge influence and supreme power in UK politics. It consists of 650 elected MPs, each one representing the interests and concerns of a particular region of the country, known as a constituency. It has three very important main functions; legislation, scrutiny and representation, but it is often questioned how effectively it carries out these functions. I do agree that it is a highly effective parliamentary chamber, but also think there is evidence for this view to be contradicted.
Every five years or so, the winning party in the general election, that is, the party with the most seats in the House of Commons, forms the new government, with its party leader being the new Prime Minister. In a sense it could be said that the government is derived from Parliament, or, more precisely, the Commons. It is also the majority of the government in the Commons that facilitates its legislative programmes. Thus Parliament has an indispensable role in maintaining the government in office
How effective is Parliament? The House of Parliament is made up of both the House of Commons and The House of Lords, Parliament has six main functions that they must carry out. The main functions are; Legislative, Scrutiny, Recruitment, Legitimation and Representation .This essay will discuss what these functions entail and whether they are performed effectively. Firstly, Parliament must fulfil its legislative function. This is the means by with parliament passes the government’s legislation
PMQs is held for half an hour every Wednesday and has a high level of media coverage, which puts a lot of pressure on the Prime Minister or whoever is answering the question. It is a perfect opportunity for backbench MPs to challenge the government on an important and topical issue and they often speak on behalf of the nation. Questions to ministers can also be written, but PMQs is particularly good because it puts the Prime Minister on the spot and makes them answer questions on policies and current
government’s decisions and make suggestions and changes to policy. More and more often the Lords reject or request changes to legislation from the Commons which most of the time the Commons agree with or work on – this highlights how effective and influential the Lords are. c) How successfully does Parliament perform its representative functions in modern Britain?
This essay looks to discuss Parliamentary sovereignty as a constitutional relic and will argue that it has not been rendered obsolete by the supremacy of European law. This will be done by examining the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. It will further argue that although the United Kingdom’s statutory recognition of the Human Rights Act 1998, in response to the convention of HR, may be seen to limit the supremacy of Parliament, it will prove that Parliament still reigns
A SHORT GUIDE TO THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM Contents * Background History * The Three Arms Of The State * The UK Parliament * The Legislative Process * Political Parties * The UK Government * Devolved Government * The UK Judiciary * Civil Society * Constitutional And Political Reform BACKGROUND HISTORY The single most important fact in understanding the nature of the British political system is the fundamental continuity of that system
speech that was delivered in the House of Commons to MPs from different political parties, a packed public gallery, and to camera operators who ensured that the speech was broadcast live and/or available for viewing online or via television at an unspecified time in the future; a speech that served the purpose of opening a debate which 144,000 people, in the short space of two weeks, demanded; a speech which opened a debate which ‘almost 100 MPS from nine separate political parties’ (Rotheram, 2011)
Nursing Profession in the United Kingdom: The nursing profession in the United Kingdom has a long history that traces back to the era of Florence Nightingale who is credited for establishing nursing schools in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During this period, the independence and professional class of the nursing role increased to independent practitioners from its traditional handmaiden role to the doctor. Throughout its, history the nursing profession in the United Kingdom has
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