Flashcards in Chapter 7- Legislation (Functions of Parliament) Deck (12):
Formal presentation of Bill to House
Main debate on principle of the Bill. Gov minister explains & justifies the Bill, and shadow minister too. Unusual to have defeat at this stage... Last was the Sunday Trading Bill in 1986
Bills sent to a public bill committee- new one for each bill, 16-50 members. Finance Bills and bills of constitutional significance are scrutinised in a committee of the Whole House.
Amendments considered by whole house
Debate on amended Bill on the floor of the house- no more amendments allowed
House of Lords stages
Same procedure- can send the bill back and forth between the two houses.
Private Members Bills
20 names of MPs picked to put forward their idea- Abortion Act 1967 an example of a successful bill
Green Paper➡️White Paper➡️First Reading➡️Second Reading➡️Committee Stage➡️Report Stage➡️Third reading (REPEAT FOR LORDS)➡️Consideration of Amendments➡️Royal Assent
Laws made by ministers granted authority by an Act of Parliament rather than by parliament
Effectiveness of Legislatures: different types of legislature
Legislature with little/no policy influence
U.K. Considered a Policy Influencing Legislature meaning
They can modify/reject legislative proposals made by executive but are unable to develop extensive legislative proposals of their own