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1

Meet frequently

Bill of Rights 1689 article 13

2

Once every 3 years

Meeting of Parliament Act 1694

3

Parliament Act 1911

Parliament reduced from 7 years to 5 years

4

Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011 overturned by

1) Government tabled motion requires 2/3 majority
2) Motion of no confidence with simple majority

5

Functions of Parliament (4)

1) Forms Government
2) Enactment of legislation
3) Scrutiny of government
4) Financial procedures

6

Functions of HoL (4)

1) Initiates legislation on occasion
2) Provides scrutiny
3) Ensures quality of bills

7

Prisoners right to vote impeded

Hirst v United Kingdom

8

Charged for false expenses claim

R v Chayter and others (2010)

9

Parliamentary Privilege

House regulates their own affairs

10

Hereditary peers

92

11

Life peers

Over 800

12

Lord spiritual

25

13

HoL restrictions (2)

1) cannot veto money bills, delay for 1 month
2) cannot veto non money bills, delay for 1 year

14

Consent of HoL bye passed

Parliament Act procedure

15

Limitations of Parliament Act procedure(4)

1) Private Bills
2) Delegated legislation
3) Bills to prolong life of Parliament
4) Bills originating in HoL

16

Examples of commons being powerful(5)

1) Welsh Church Act 1914
2) Government of Ireland Act 1914
3) War Crimes Act 1991
4) European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999
5) The hunting act 2004