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CLIP 10096

Parliament reform

Parliament reform
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Key Info
  • Parliament reform
  • Duration: 03:57
  • Two teenagers take part in an historic day when members of the UK Youth Parliament debate in the Commons chamber. Graham Allen MP suggests that the adversarial style of debate does not work. The Speaker also suggests that MPs should be able to scrutinise the work of government more effectively. Other issues raised by Graham Allen and the teenagers who have been on a tour of Parliament include the hours MPs work and the idea of introducing electronic voting.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: DemocracyInAction, UK democracy, parliament, British politics, Westminster, The Speaker, commons
Ideas for use in class
  • Discussion of the role and effectiveness of Westminster Parliament in UK parliamentary democracy. Comparing how Westminster Parliament operates with other institutions, such as Scottish and European parliaments.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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