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British Parliament

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It consists of two chmbers known s the House of Commons nd House of Lords nd the Queen s its hed but only House of Commons hve rel power. The House of Commons consist of 650 elected members nd its persisted over by the Speker. Only four members House of Commons hve reserved sets: Speker Prime Minister leder of the prty tht hs mjority in the House of Commons nd Leder of the Opposition nd member who hs st in the House of Commons for the longest unbroken period who clled Fther of the House of Commons. The House of Lords consist of 750...

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British Parliament.

Parliament is the supreme legislative body of Great Britain. It has existed since 1265. The life of Parliament is divided into sessions.  The duration of Parliament is five years. A new session of Parliament opens every year.

The main functions of Parliament are: to make laws, provide money for government, to examine government policy, to debate political questions.

It consists of two chambers known as the House of Commons and House of Lords, and the Queen as its head, but only House of Commons have real power. The House of Commons consist of 650 elected members, and it’s persisted over by the Speaker. Only four members House of Commons have reserved seats: Speaker, Prime Minister (leader of the party that has majority in the House of Commons), and Leader of the Opposition and member who has sat in the House of Commons for the longest unbroken period who called Father of the House of Commons.

MP’s sit on two sides of the hall, one side for governing party and the other for the Opposition. The first two rows of seats occupied by leading members (front-benchers), the back benches belong to the rank-and-file MP’s (back-benches).

The necessary quorum is 40 persons.

The House of Lords consist of 750 members of four different types: life peers, Law Lords, bishops and elected hereditary peers. The chairman of the House of Lords is the Lord Speaker

In the House of Commons new bills are introduced and debated, and if a Bill is passed, it sent to the House of Lords to be approved, and finally to the monarch to be signed. Only then it becomes an Act of Parliament. The members House of Lords receive no payment for his work.