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Test – Public Affairs – Nick

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Q) DOES THE UK HAVE A CONSTITUTION?

A) The UK does not have a Constitution, The UK has a set of laws but they are not written in one place they are spread across various places and are not a complete document meaning we do not follow a constitution like the united states have the second amendment.

Q) LIST 2 WAYS THE MONARCHY IS FUNDED?

A) The Monarchy is funded by private estate and a government allowance of 300 million pounds per year.

Q) LIST 4 POWERS OF THE MONARCH?b

A) The Queen elects the head of the BBC, she selects the prime minister based of the successful party in elections. The monarchy also can take us to war as she is the head of the military, and last but not least she can elect Bishops.

Q) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY AND AN ABSOLUTE MONARCH, WHICH DO WE HAVE IN THE UK?

A) An absolute Monarchy can rule with an iron fist, they have no constitution to follow where as a constitutional Monarchy offers more protection to members of the public with a set of laws which are set to help stop dictatorship in governments.

Q) IDENTIFY 3 SOURCES YOU WOULD APPROACH FOR A QUOTE ON THE MONARCHY?

A) The Palace Press Office, Royal.uk, A person involved in the story it could be anyone I don’t know who it may be right now as I don’t have a story to reference. The military after the queen makes a statement about military action.

Q) BRIEFY EXPLAIN WHO SITS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS?

A) Cabinet ministers, MPs, Prime Minister, Lords

Q) BRIEFLY EXPLAIN A BACKBENCH MP?

A) A Backbench MP will represent an area but will also have a job most back bench MPs are also Directors or owners of companies in the area which they cover.

Q) CAN YOU LIST THE 5 STAGES A BILL GOES THROUGH BEFORE IT BECOMES A LAW?

A) 1. Passed To House Of Commons 2. Reviewed by Lords. 2.Queen approves Or dismisses.

 

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