Parliamentary Law Making Sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of The Law Making and Legal System at AS.

Outline of influences on parliament: role of the Law Commission; political, media and pressure group influences; Green and White consultative papers.

Formal UK legislative process: roles of the House of Commons, House of Lords, and the Crown; The types of Bill; Stages in the process. Doctrine of Parliamentary supremacy and limitations on it: effect of membership of The European Union; effect of Human Rights Act 1998.

Advantages and disadvantages of the influences on Parliament and of Parliamentary law making.


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Green Paper

White Paper

What MPs do - UK Parliament

Measuring media influence is hard, even before you consider the BBC

Pressure groups - BBC

In Parliamentary law making, outline the nature and purpose of Green and White papers and the legislative procedure in the House of Commons.

Describe the Law Commission as an influence operating on Parliament in the making of statute law.

Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA 1161 A/S Level/AQA 2161 A Level GCE Law course

Unit 1 LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 LAW02 The Concept of Liability

Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Unit 4 LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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