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What is the role of the House of Lords? 

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 468 views

This video is a short summary of some of the duties and functions of the House of Lords, specifically in contrast to the lower house: the House of Commons.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The function of scrutiny for the House of Lords against the executive.
  • The contrast between the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
  • The benefit of expertise that an indirectly-elected upper house accrues for governance.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The specific role of the House of Lords.
  • The contrast between the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Lord Norton
  • Baroness D’Souza, Lords Speaker 2011-2016

Image – House of Lords (House of Lords-Roger Harris)

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