Britain-representation and participation

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Britain Representation and Participation
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Parliamentary Sovereignty
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The Legislature Parliament is not as powerful as it once was.
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Today, Commons assents to government legislation.
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House of Commons Lower House of Parliament. 659 members. Primary legislative power in Britain
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House of Commons: Functions A) to pass laws B) To provide finance for state: taxing C) To oversee public administration
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Commons Limited legislative function. Important democratic function: visible debate. Question time.
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Power shifted to Governing Party and Prime Minister
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House of Lords Unelected body: comprises hereditary peers. Life peers Law lords (Archbishops of Canterbury and York)/ senior bishops of Church of England.
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House of Lords Roughly 1200 members/ not fixed Conservatives dominate Labor/ crossbenchers (independents)
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House of Lords Final court of appeal for civil cases and many criminal cases
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Can amend and delay legislation. Generally a court of revision.
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course CPO 2001 taught by Professor Kraus during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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