This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the democratic law-making process and how and by whom proposed legislation is initiated, before introducing you to the Westminster Parliament, which creates legislation. It is within this Parliament that proposed legislation is considered and becomes law.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
explain the roles played by various individuals and bodies who may instigate legislative proposals
discuss the legislative process in the Westminster Parliament
distinguish between primary and secondary legislation
explain the structure of a piece of legislation and discuss its application in context
explain what is meant by devolution and explain how devolution has evolved in Wales.