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8. (Constitutional Law) MCQ Time

Ep. 8

A minister in the Government wants to introduce a bill in the House of Commons to abolish the House of Lords. He is preparing his speech to make in the House in support of the bill.


Which of the following is not a legitimate argument the minister could make in support of the bill?


A.     The House of Lords is unelected.

B.     The House of Lords can permanently delay a bill from the Commons becoming law.

C.     Hereditary peers still sit in the House of Lords.

D.    The House of Lords is too big.

E.     The House of Lords is unrepresentative of the public’s opinion.


Membership of the House of Lords: July 2023 update - House of Lords Library (parliament.uk)


The Parliament Acts - UK Parliament


Parliament Act 1911 (legislation.gov.uk)


Parliament Act 1949 (legislation.gov.uk)


Hereditary Peers - UK Parliament


Consideration of amendments - UK Parliament

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