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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The United Kingdom By: Ana Cristina Caamaño & Rafaela Oleas The Monarch - The Queen is head of state. - Most of the powers once exercised by the monarch have now been transferred to ministers. - The Queen summons and dissolves the Parliament and gives royal assent to legislation passed buy the UK Parliaments. - In international affairs, the Queen has the power to declare war and make peace recognise foreign states conclude treaties take over or give up territory Prime Minister Parliament House of Commons House of Lords - Responsible for:Overall organization and the distribution of functions between Ministers in charge of departments.Appoints members of the government - The Prime Ministers approval is necessary whenchanges are proposed that affect the responsibilities of ministerial functions. - Is the principal government figure in the House of Commons - Examines what the Government is doing- Makes new laws- Holds the power to set taxes - Debates the issues of the dayThe people vote for the representative of their own constituency to form part of Parliment The highest legislative authority in the United Kingdom. The business of Parliament takes place in two Houses: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is publicly electedThe people vote for the representative of their own constituency to form part of the house of commonsParty with largest number of members in the commons forms the governmentRoles:- Debate the big political issues of the day and proposals for new laws- Responsible for making decisions on financial Bills, such as proposed new taxes.- Represents the public- Hols the government to account Roles:- Making and shaping laws- Checking and challenging the work of the government.- Investigate issues through commitees and debatesMade up of:-Political peers-Crossbenchers-Hierarchy peers-Bishops Local governments Cabinet -Ultimate decision making body -Executive committee of Her Majesty's privy council - 21 cabinet ministers - Chosen by the Prime Minister from the members of the House of Commons and House of Lords. They are responsible for the actions, successes and failures of their departments. -responsible for putting government policy into practice. -Local governments have very few legislative powers and must act - Must act act within the framework of laws passed y the central parliament - Responsible for:Community servicesEnvironmentsl mattersEducationHighways and trafficSocial ServicesFirefighting, sanitation, planningHousing, parks and recreationElections
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