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1

Duties of the Monarchy

-Agreeing to and signing the laws
-Opening and closing the Parliament
-Visiting foreign countries to represent Great Britain

2

Name 3 sections to the Structure of government in the UK

House of Lords
House of Commons
Monarchy

3

Parliament roles

Examining and challenging the work of the government (Scrutiny)

Debating and passing all laws (Legislation)

Enabling the government to raise taxes

4

Why is the UK Parliament is different from many other democracies

NO written constitution

5

Difference between Government and Parliament

Government - Runs and manages the country and decided how taxes are spent

Parliament - Make laws and scrutinise the government

6

What does the Cabinet do?

Meets weekly to make decision about how government policy will be carried out.

7

Who decides who sits in the Cabinet?

The Prime Minister and senior MPs

8

Name
-Prime Minister
-Deputy Prime Minister
-Chancellor of the Exchequer

David Cameron
Nick Clegg
George Osborne

9

Who sits in the House of Lords

Life Peers
Hereditary Peers
Bishops (Lord Spiritual) & Archbishops

10

What is a "Cross Bencher" in the House of Lords?

An independent part that don't belong to any political party

11

How a Bill passes through the UK Parliament to become an Act?

Pressure for change - Green Paper - White Paper - First Reading - Second Reading - Committee Stage - Third Reading - House of Lords - House of Commons - Royal Assent - Act of Parliament