This video discusses the direction of business and discourse in the House of Commons, and the forces that shape them.
This video covers:
- The importance of whips for determining business, timing, and enforcing it within the parties.
- The Speaker, who can also direct the business by making judgements on requests or motions from MP’s.
- The Backbenchers who can influence business by filling vacant time.
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 business of the House of Commons and the ways that it is directed.
- The formal ways that business is determined, as well as the procedural ways that can be used to steer business.
With thanks to
- John Bercow MP, House of Commons Speaker
Image – Prince’s Chamber (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)