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    The House of Commons carries none of its functions effectively..discuss? Any help on how I can answer this?
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    (Original post by Clarke1799)
    The House of Commons carries none of its functions effectively..discuss? Any help on how I can answer this?
    You need to look at both sides of the argument and in your conclusion, you will need to have your own opinion on the subject and not 'sit on the fence' with your opinion.
    So you'll need to look at reasons the HoC doesn't carry out functions effectively e.g. existence of whips and make-up of the HoC may mean it isn't effective and how it does carry out some functions effectively e.g ministers are regularly questioned in the HoC, and therefore are accountable.

    Hope this is of some help!
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    Debating major issues - effective - justifying war to Iraq.. Anti- terrorism act 2001
    Legislation - effective (26 bills passed 2014-15 into acts) but not effective because members of government who discuss legislation and are part of ratifying legislation are drawn from parliament.
    Scrutinising government - freedom of information act / question time / expense scandal 2009

    Representation - not effective. 4.5 percent ethnic minorities. 22.6 percent women. 1/4 MPs are women, mainly white, British men from an "Oxbridge" back ground. But maybe discuss political representation. ( even though 20 percent lib dems achieved vite but only 10 percent of seats.

    Key words - Fused powers / parliamentary sovereignty / unitary / democracy / tyranny
 
 
 
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