12 December, 2006

Domestic Legislative Process – Revision

Filed under: domestic law,Revision — legaleasy @ 10:31 pm

Today we looked at the topic of the domestic legislative process.

Parliament is made up of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Crown.  Each body has a different role to play in the formal process statute creation. 

The main role of the House of Commons is to propose, draft and scrutinise legislation.  The House of Lords main function is to act as a check upon this draft legislation and add any necessary refinements; or even make the government reconsider in entirety.  The role of the Crown is limited.  The Queen must give Royal Assent to a bill, but this is seen as a formality.  It has been described in the past as a rubber stamping exercise. 

 We also looked at the various different types of bill (public, private, private-members bills) and the process that a piece of draft legislation has to go through to become law.  It is important that you are aware of and understand the various stages a bill passes through from its First Reading to the Royal Assent. 

Please see previous entries on this topic.  Please also refer to the revision sheets and the revision guide for further reading. 


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