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    Just a question about how parliament works.

    http://services.parliament.uk/bills/

    Are these all the bills that are currently before the house waiting to be passed? I thought the only bills that get passed in a session were the ones announced in the Queens speech.

    The bills that start in the Lords, do they need the approval of the commons?

    There's weird things in there like a Lisbon referendum bill.

    Urgh, really confused as to how this all works.
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    The government can announce/introduce legislation at any time. The Queen's Speech usually contains the major bills to be introduced in a session.

    Bills introduced in the Lords (bills can be introduced in either House) basically follow the same format - First Reading, Second Reading, Committee Stage, Report Stage, Third Reading and then the same process in the Commons leading to the Royal Assent. Bills introduced in the Commons are not subject to the Parliament Acts.
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    Do bills that start in the Lords need to be voted upon by Parliament?

    It seems rather confusing to follow all these bills, when the newspapers don't report on them.
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    Of course they do, and by both Houses of Parliament.
 
 
 
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