The Houses of Parliaments Ishata Rostamkhan 2VCC

The content

  1. The Parlaiment itself
  2. About MPs, and Lords
  3. Parliamen't role
  4. List of my sources

1. The Parliament itself

The Houses of Parliament is located in London, to be precise in the City of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is Commonly known as the Palace of Westminster. The Parliament is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Parliamentary sovereignty makes Parliament the highest legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law.

The Houses of Parliament

2. About MPs and lords

The parliament has two houses namely the House of Commons (lower house ) and the House of Lords (upper house).

The House of Commons

The House of Commons ( Comparable with The Dutch Second Room ) is the meeting place for MPs. A Mp literally means a Member of the Parliament. Mps are chosen by the U.K. Public.

What MPs do

Mps are working at Parliament and in the constituency that elected them and working for their political party.MPs generally spend their time working in the House of Commons. There they are raising issues ,affecting their constituents, attending debates and voting on new laws. Mps are also working in their constituency. In their constituency, MPs often hold a 'surgery' in their office, where local people can come along to discuss any matters that concern them.

See The House of Commons at the background

The House of Lords

The House of Lords (comparable with the Dutch First Room) is the independent upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The House of Lords is also the second chamber of the UK Parliament.

What Lords do

Lords are checking and challenging the work of the government .Members of the House of Lords do this by questioning ministers, or requiring ministers to respond to debates on topical issues. Making and shaping laws is also a role of the Lords.

See The House of Lords at the background

3. PaRlaimeNt's role
3. Parlaiment's role

One of the Parliament's main roles is to examine and challenge the work of the government through questioning ministers, debating and committee work. A central role of Parliament is to make new laws as well as making changes to existing legislation.

Both Houses of Parliament hold debates in which Members discuss government policy, present new laws and topical issues of the day. An other important role of parliament is checking the government spending and taxation. To make sure that public money is being spent fairly and efficiently. Parliamentary sovereignty makes the Parliament the highest legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law.

The role of the Parliament in summary
  • Check and challenge the work of the Government (scrutiny)
  • Make and change laws (legislation)
  • Debate the important issues of the day (debating)
  • Check and approve Government spending (budget/taxes)

4.List of my sources

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