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How does Parliament hold Government to account? 

Post by: 20/04/2018 0 comments 3880 views

This video summarises the different mechanisms in the UK parliamentary system which ensures governmental accountability.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • Parliament as a check against government through debate and scrutiny.
  • Party Opposition which allows for greater scrutiny of the government.
  • The House of Lords, which further scrutinises legislation through expertise.
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 checks and balances in the UK political system.
  • The means for assuring governmental accountability via Parliament.

With thanks to

  • Keith Vaz MP
  • Natascha Engel MP
  • Baroness D’Souza, Lords Speaker
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