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The law-making process in England and Wales
The law-making process in England and Wales

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3.1 The House of Commons and the House of Lords

It is within these two Houses that proposed legislation, known as a Bill, is discussed and debated at length. The process is prescriptive, which means the procedure is strict and follows a specific time frame and set of actions.

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Figure 4 House of Commons (left) and House of Lords (right)