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(p. 62) 3. Legislation and the law-making process 

(p. 62) 3. Legislation and the law-making process
(p. 62) 3. Legislation and the law-making process

Steve Wilson

, Helen Rutherford

, Tony Storey

, and Natalie Wortley

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date: 18 June 2021

The UK Parliament makes legislation in the form of primary legislation called Acts of Parliament and grants powers to other bodies to make legislation on Parliament’s behalf, in the form of secondary legislation or delegated legislation. Parliament is composed of three bodies, the Queen in Parliament, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords. A draft piece of legislation, a bill, to become an Act of Parliament must be passed by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and then receive the royal assent. If the House of Commons and House of Lords cannot agree on legislation this is dealt with under the Parliament Act 1911 and 1949. Secondary or delegated legislation is necessary for a number of reasons but is subject to controls both parliamentary and in the courts.

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