I'm writing an essay for the 40 mark question "Explain how recent reforms have changed the relationship between parliament and the government."
So far I have an intro and a plan, my problem is I'm not sure how to develop the points I've thought of...
These are the points I've written:
Recent reforms have given parliament more power:
- introduction of liaison committees - scrutinise govt. by holding them to account 2x/year
- chairs of select committees chosen by backbenchers in secret ballot - takes away govt. power to choose who is in power - can hold govt. to account more effectively as those in power aren't on the government's side - eg. Arms to Iraq scandal
- fixed term parliament - govt. can't choose to call an election at a time that will benefit them
Recent reforms have not affected parliament's power/have taken away parliament's power:
- PMQS changed to 30mins x1/week (instead of 15 mins x2/week) - not much different from what it was before
- Salisbury Convention - can't veto/delay bills that are in govt. manifesto
- recall hasn't happened
- House of Lords reforms unfinished/haven't happened
Can anyone help me think of how to beef up my paragraphs please?
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- Thread Starter
- 28-01-2015 10:38