Parliamentary law making


Parliamentary law making


  • It is extremely thorough and allows a lot of chance for debate, scrutiny and amendments if necessary.
  • It is democratic as the HoC is elected into power and they control a lot of the law making process.
  • The Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 reduce the power of the HoL as it means our elected government can leapfrog to our Queen.
  • The HoL is good as it is a checking system that laws that are being debated and passed through are clear, relevant and worth it.
  • Flexibility of the law making system as due to the different types of bills, it is not just the Government that can put bills forward to be considered.


  • Undemocratic as the HoL are not elected into power, meaning they can change what they don't like within reason.
  • Slow as it can take moths and even years to pass a bill into a law.
  • A lot of the language, statues and evidence for the Parliaments to build on their laws with is old and outdated, with complex language that nobody can really interpret.
  • Due to the nature of the control of power of the Government, they can vote out any private members bill that does not fit their agenda from their manifesto.


The English legal system is a great thing, and of course there are disadvantages but there are many more pros than cons. The biggest advantages really is the leapfrogging rule, as it really does keep our elected government in control of what is happening.


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