Does Britain have a House of Commons?
The British public elects 650 MPs to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. Members of Parliament consider and propose new laws and can scrutinize government policies by asking ministers questions on current issues either in the House of Commons or in committee.
What constitutes the British Parliament?
Parliament consists of three central elements: the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the monarchy. Parliament's main business takes place in the two Houses.
The British Parliament is located in Westminster in central London and is well served by all forms of public transport, most of which are wheelchair accessible.
How many NHS staff are there in the UK?
1.4 million employees
The NHS employs 1.4 million staff and has a budget of around £100 billion, so it needs to be managed professionally.
What kind of parliament does the UK have?
The UK parliament has two levels: the House of Lords (upper) and the House of Commons (lower). The House of Commons is more powerful and can override the changes made by the House of Lords.
How are members of the House of Commons elected in Great Britain?
The public of the United Kingdom elects each of the 650 members of the House of Commons. And in a system somewhat different from the US, government ministers (including the Prime Minister) must regularly answer questions in the House of Commons.
Which is the supreme legislative body of Great Britain?
The British Parliament is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom (ie there is parliamentary sovereignty) and the government is detached from and accountable to it. Parliament is bicameral and consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The two-house system. The House of Commons is also responsible for appropriating money for the government by approving bills that raise taxes. In general, the decisions made in one house must be approved by the other. In this way, the bicameral system acts as a check and balance for both houses.
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