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Three main organs of Government

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AS and A Level United Kingdom

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1) Three main organs of Government

The British Government functions through three bodies:

1) Legislature

2) Executive

3) Judiciary

In America all three branches are systematically split between the Executive (the president), the legislative (Congress) and the Judiciary (Supreme Court).

The Legislature:

Composition

The British Legislature consists of two 'Houses' of Parliament. This bicameral structure is dived into an elected 'lower' chamber called the House of Commons and an unelected 'upper' chamber called the House of Commons and an elected upper chamber called the House of Lords.

The House of Commons is directly elected by the people on the basis of single member constituencies.

The House of Lords consists of a mixture of hereditary peers, life peers, bishops and law Lords.

The last two categories are the Church of England bishops who by law are given automatic representation as leaders of the country's official established church and senior justices who have traditionally been given seats in the Lords so that when necessary hear cases brought to the Lord as the final court of appeal.

The Role and Function of Legislature.

The legislature is responsible

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