The role of Parliament
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The role of Parliament

August 25, 2019


The role of Parliament The UK Parliament has three elements. The
House of Commons – the elected chamber. The House of Lords – the appointed second
chamber, and the monarch. The main work of Parliament is carried out by the House of
Commons and the House of Lords. The two Houses make laws, check and challenge
the work of the government, approve government spending and debate important issues. The monarch is the Head of State who gives
final approval to new laws, appoints the Prime Minister and officially opens Parliament every
year. How Parliament works today is very different
from how it worked when it began over 700 years ago. It has evolved so that today everyone
can have a say in how the UK is run and who runs it. Find out more at www.parliament.uk/role

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