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What powers do Peers have?

Post by: 09/05/2018 0 comments 760 views

This video discusses the specific powers wielded by Peers within their House and within Parliament.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • Peers can submit written or oral questions to ministers.
  • Peers can ask for issues to be discussed by way of amendment.
  • Peers can scrutinise legislation passed 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 roles and powers of Peers.
  • The role and power of Peers as a House in conjunction with the lower house.

With thanks to

  • Baroness Scotland
  • Lord Tyler

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

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