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  • House Of Lords Analysis

    encompasses one such institutional “quirk” in its bicameral parliament: the House of Lords. This upper house, established in the fourteenth century, is located in central London. It currently holds 820 members who are classified as either Lords Spiritual or Lords Temporal. The former identifies bishops from the Church of England while the remaining members encompass the latter. With the advent of modernity, The House of Lords has prompted controversy on its significance with many in the field of academia claiming it has become outdated. Scholars…

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  • The House Of Lords As A Blight Of Democracy

    The House of Lords carries out several legislative functions, since the establishment in the 14th Century and has been a vital part of the British constitution since. Their role consists of scrutinising and amendments of bills passed by the House of Commons (Russell, 2010). Whilst they are important, unlike the House of Commons the Lords are unelected, which impedes on democracy. In this essay I will discuss the how they are a blight on democracy as the Peers are unelected and the House of Lords…

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  • House Of Lords Research Paper

    Is based in Westminster in London, it consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is responsible for deciding how the country is run. They set taxes and decide what to spend public money on. They also decide how to distribute public services such as: • Police and armed services • National Health Service • Welfare benefits • UK energy supply People in the House of Lords are not elected. Some people in the House of Lords are hereditary peers so they have inherited that role and…

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  • House Of Lords's Reforms

    Evaluate the Various Arguments Concerning Reform of the House of Lords (40 marks) The House of Lords is the upper house in the Uk’s Parliament, whose role is to scrutinise the legislation that the House of Commons make and propose amendments. Although all legislation has to go through the House of Lords their power has been limited in recent years and many have strong arguments against them. Some argue that in a liberal democracy like the United Kingdom it is undemocratic to have a wholly…

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  • The Validity Of The Act Of Parliament In The UK

    -Parliament consists of the House of Commons and House of Lords, and every bill has to pass to the Queen for consent. -Members of Parliament sit in the House of Commons are elected by the general public in five years, whereas members of the House of Lords are appointed by Queen. -Parliament is sovereign in the United Kingdom as it can make or unmake any law and no one can question its validity, which held in Pickin v Britain Railway Board (1974). -Before a bill can become a legislation, it must…

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  • How Did New Labour Affect British Politics

    impact they have had on British politics. New Labour enacted multiple reforms in its term from 1997-2007, from introducing independence to the Bank of England (1998) to The Human Rights Act 1998. Devolution seems to be the biggest element of the reform programme that made the most significant change to British politics. Many of the reforms have had some impact but none to the scale that devolution has. One of the changes New Labour made to the constitution was the reform of the House of Lords.…

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  • The Westminster System

    bicameral parliament, which is what the Westminster system is, represents every citizen’s voice, but that is not necessarily the case. Many of the countries that impose this system of government have attempted to amend the system; such is the case with the United Kingdom and their House of Lords, as well as the elected Senate in Australia. This is not the case with one of the empire’s former colonies in particular. From its outset, there…

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  • Political Power In The Uk Essay

    after events such as the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1832. The monarch must still “appoint” a new Prime Minister after a general election and approve the enactment of all legislation, but these rolls are now considered to be purely ceremonial. Political dissent on behalf of the Queen is incredibly rare, and would likely prompt an erosion of the monarchy’s current 68 percent public approval rating. Political power in the UK is instead…

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  • Ineffectiveness Of Parliament Essay

    is in the nation’s interest and that it is in accordance with the powers that has been granted to the government by parliament. The effectiveness of legislation is the process of a bill becoming a law after undergoing many stages between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.…

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  • House Of Commons Advantages And Disadvantages

    The House of Commons is made by Members of State (MPs). The public elects the members every five years. The House of Commons debates important issues, makes and reviews laws, represents the public and holds the Government to account. Inside the House of Commons, there are two sides: on one side, there is The Government, which runs the country, and the other side is called The Opposition who keeps an eye on what the Government is doing. The chamber has 437 seats for over 650 members. The Commons…

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