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One of the main functions of both Houses of Parliament is to discuss, debate and pass new laws. Laws made by Parliament are called Acts of Parliament. Acts of Parliament are also known as statutes or legislation. These terms all mean the same thing and will be used interchangeably throughout this unit.

Acts of Parliament may originate in various ways:

  1. party manifestos

  2. national emergency, crisis or new development


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5.2 Further information about devolution

You might want to look at some other OpenLearn units that consider devolution:

  • DD203_2 Nationalism, self-determination and secession

  • DD203_1 The politics of devolution

  • DD200_1 A Europe of the regions?

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