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    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?
    Thank you
 
 
 
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