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Where do our Laws come from?

  • Ideas into Laws
  • Possible Sources: Government/Opposition/Public Enquiry/Civil Service/Campaign Groups
  • Green Paper- for public discussions
  • White Paper- for approval by Cabinet
  • Bill prepared
  • Bill Introduced to Parliament
  • Debated in both Houses of Parliament
  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
  • Voted on
  • Royal Assent
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