Laws and Scrutiny

This section details the processes of law-making in the UK’s system, highlighting the typical stages that a bill will pass through from pre-drafting consultation to Royal Assent. It also examines the various forms of scrutiny that laws undergo before, during and after their passage through the Houses of Parliament.

This scrutiny takes many forms, from open consultation by the government during the policy-making phase, to select committees within Parliament, to external examination by the media.


f4How does Parliament hold Government to account?
mul-2How can individual Parliamentarians influence legislation?
mul-3How does Parliament ensure its work is transparent?
mul-5What are the different types of legislation?

f4What internal scrutiny is there of Parliamentarians?
mul-2Where does legislation come from?
mul-3How do Bills become law?
mul-5How are the decisions of Parliament enacted?

f4What is post legislative scrutiny?
mul-2What pre legislative scrutiny is there?
mul-5What are Free votes?
mul-5What are Select Committees?

f4What are ePetitions?
mul-2What are Statutory Instruments?

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