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1

When was the HRA introduced?

1998

2

In what year was power devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

1999

3

In 2007-09, what commission suggested further devolution to Scotland?

Calman Commission

4

Define the term Quasi-Federal

Some features off a federal gov but mainly unitary. The centre no longer makes domestic policy as those powers are devolved to more local government

5

In what year were there referendums in the north east concerning English regions?

2004

6

What decentralisation method did Blair's government attempt to push?

Directly Elected Mayors

7

When was the Jenkins Report that suggested an AV plus system of voting?

1998

8

When did the HoL reforms happen?

1999

9

What did the Reform of the HoC Committee suggest in 2009?

Chairs of select committees should be elected by backbenchers
A backbench business committee should determine business at least a day a week
A procedure petitions committee should select issues for debate proposed by e petition

10

In what year was an independent Parliamentary Standards Authority established?

2009

11

In 2007 what did MPs vote for concerning the HoL?

An 80% or 100% elected HoL

12

When was the Supreme Court formed?

2009

13

When was the judicary separated from the exec and legislature?

2005

14

When was the Freedom of Information Act?

2000

15

When was the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act?

2000

16

What were the key impacts of reforms on the constitution?

Established key principles and procedures
Parliament ceded powers to devolution and EU
The Rule of Law changed- individual rights enforced
The Unitary State- power no longer central

17

What is a liberalist critique of Labour reforms?

Didn't use mandate enough: Needed: New Constitution, new voting system total Parliamentary reform, a Bill of Rights, a federal system and reformed monarchy role

18

What is a conservative critique of Labour reforms?

Ruined the constitutions, changes too large, damaged the fabric of the UK's political system

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