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How can individual Parliamentarians influence legislation?

Post by: 20/04/2018 0 comments 1781 views

This video discusses the effect that individual members of the House of Lords and Commons can influence legislation and its discourse.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The House of Lords, where any individual can recommend amendments that must be debated.
  • The House of Commons, where small committees fulfil this same function.
  • The Whips in either house who slightly mitigate this factor, yet can still bolster it.
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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:

  • Legislation and the influence individuals in both Houses have on it.
  • The Whipping system and its subsequent effect.

With thanks to

  • Baroness Smith

Image – Corbyn Budget 2016 (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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