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Lobby

Try to influence the opinions of MPs and lords

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Petition

Formal process involving sending a written appeal to an MP, following a set format, which is then presented to the Commons by the MP

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Legislation

Possible future laws

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Committee stage

Period after a proposed law has been discussed by Parliament when it is looked at in detail by a group of people

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Bill

Proposal for a law currently under discussion

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Select committee

Committee that checks and reports on some aspect of government work

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Scrutinizing

Looking very closely at

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Briefing

Informational

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Rallies

Large political meetings or demonstrations

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Ultimately

In the end

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Down to

The responsibility of

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Set out

In the correct format

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Hansard

The official record of parliamentary business

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Present

Make something known

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Constitutions

People who voted for them, people in their constituency [political region]

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Speaker

MP with responsibilities for controllingthe way parliamentary business is done

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Observations

Comments

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Substantive

Of significance

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Policies

Official plans of action

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Environmental audit

Closely examines environmental consequences of government decisions

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Cross departmental boundaries

Deals with different departments

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Allegations

Complaints that have not been proven

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Conduct

Behavior

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Shadow

Follow closely to see how a job is done

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Wide-ranging

Covering many subjects, diverse

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Expertise

High level of knowledge or skill

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Constitution

Full set of laws of a country