Explain the concept of the separation of powers and critically examine how far the separation of powers is adhered to in the British Constitution

Explain the present composition and role of the House of Lords and consider whether any further reform of the House is necessary

 

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Part A — Research Task: This question is COMPULSORY and MUST be answered

Question 1

Explain the concept of the separation of powers and critically examine how far the separation of powers is adhered to in the British Constitution.
(100 marks)

Part B – You must answer TWO questions from this section

Question 2

Explain the present composition and role of the House of Lords and consider whether any further reform of the House is necessary. (100 marks)

Question 3

Do parliamentary procedures (Debates Parliamentary Question Time and Select Committees) provide adequate opportunities for the scrutiny of government policy?
(100 marks)

Question 4

PC Kane and PC Able are standing at the clock tower in Brighton at 3am when they observe Jasmine and Jason walking unsteadily along the road carrying a large bag between them. PC Kane and PC Able believing the bag may contain stolen papers approach Jasmine and Jason ask to see inside the bag. Jasmine swings the bag at PC Kane hitting him in the chest and shouts ‘You cannot look inside the bag as it contains confidential Law examination papers ‘ PC Able wrenches the bag from Jasmine pushing her forcefully to the ground and kicking her in the ribs. Jasmine is arrested by PC Able for assaulting a police officer.

PC Kane askes Jason for his full name and Jason replies Donald Duck. PC Kane doubts this is his real name and arrests him for obstructing a police officer. Both Jasmine and Jason are searched in the police car and taken to a police station.
At the station one of the officers recoanises Jason as wanted in connection with local arson

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