Flashcards in Institutions that govern the UK Deck (11):
Duties of the Monarchy
-Agreeing to and signing the laws
-Opening and closing the Parliament
-Visiting foreign countries to represent Great Britain
Name 3 sections to the Structure of government in the UK
House of Lords
House of Commons
Examining and challenging the work of the government (Scrutiny)
Debating and passing all laws (Legislation)
Enabling the government to raise taxes
Why is the UK Parliament is different from many other democracies
NO written constitution
Difference between Government and Parliament
Government - Runs and manages the country and decided how taxes are spent
Parliament - Make laws and scrutinise the government
What does the Cabinet do?
Meets weekly to make decision about how government policy will be carried out.
Who decides who sits in the Cabinet?
The Prime Minister and senior MPs
-Deputy Prime Minister
-Chancellor of the Exchequer
Who sits in the House of Lords
Bishops (Lord Spiritual) & Archbishops
What is a "Cross Bencher" in the House of Lords?
An independent part that don't belong to any political party