The Judiciary Branch of Government in the United Kingdom

The Judiciary Branch of Government in the United Kingdom

Statement of Thesis: Nearly all textbooks on American government and politics pay substantial attention to the role of the judiciary; many textbooks on the government and politics of the United Kingdom have - at least until recently - virtually ignored the judges. The purpose of this work is to research and examine this issue and to state the reasons why this has been so.


The British constitution is not preserved in written form as is the constitution of the United States. Instead it is formed by statute in part, by law in part, by convention in part, and can be altered by general agreement for the creation, ...

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Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith." Great Britain is the seat of the Monarchy. The Queen is the head of the judiciary, executive integral part of legislature, commander-in-chief of all the armies and the Church of England "supreme governor". Over the passage of time the royal role has been reduced to one that heeds advice of her ministers while Britain is officially governed in the name of the Queen by Her Majesty's Government.

I. The Parliament and Executive Branch of Government in the United Kingdom:

Parliament powerfully is able to legislate for the entire country of Britain. The Parliament's authority is supreme however generally it follows the common law in acting in accordance with precedent, or prior rulings of law and in line with tradition in the country of Britain. The Parliament is also referred to as the legislature. ...

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election. Each Parliament has a life of two sessions. On a general basis the sessions each last one year.

II. The House of Commons:

Election of members to the house of common is done by vote and is comprised of 650 Members of Parliament (MPs). Each country has a prescribed number of seats as follows:

England : 523 seats
Wales: 38 seats
Scotland: 72 seats
Northern Ireland: 17 seats

Chief Officer of the House of Commons is the Speaker who is elected by the MPs.

III. The House of Lords in the United Kingdom:

The House of Lords are comprised of the "Lords Spiritual" and the "Lords Temporal".
The Lords Spirituals are comprised of the individuals as ...

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