How the Election Process Works in the United Kingdom
How Policymaking Works in Washington, D.C.
Robert's Rules: Participating in Meetings as a Member

How British Parliament Actually Works

Step 1 of 7
Next Slideshow
Next Slideshow

Primary functions of Parliament

Government is formed by the political party that received the majority of votes in the last General Election.

Parliament serves three major functions in government. It provides scrutiny and oversight of the government, examining and challenging the work of the government. It debates and passes legislation. Finally, parliament enables the government to raise or lower taxes.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share


Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
What Constitutes a Hung Parliament in Australian Politics
Contract Law For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Officers of a Typical Freemason Lodge
How to Get Involved in Politics
Campaign Fundraising in Washington, D.C.