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What is the role of the House of Commons?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 3405 views

This is a short summary of the important duties and functions of the House of Commons, connected with its wider role in governance.

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This video covers:

  • The function of scrutiny for the House of Commons against the executive.
  • The duty of representation to the constituencies.
  • The power to levy tax on behalf of the government.
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 Commons.
  • The contrast between Parliament and the Government.

With thanks to

  • John Bercow MP, House of Commons Speaker 2009-present.

Image – House of Commons (UK Parliament-Catherine Bebbington)

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