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What do Peers do?

Post by: 09/05/2018 0 comments 213 views

This video is a brief account of the role of Peers within the wider role of Parliament.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • Peers are devoted to scrutiny of legislation as experts in their fields.
  • Peers scrutinise government.
  • Crucially, Peers give pause for thought on legislation passed to them by the House of Commons.
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 role of the House of Lords.
  • The role of Peers
Credits

With thanks to

  • Lord Norton

Image – Lords State Opening (UK Parliament-Roger Harris)

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