5 Pre-parliamentary process
To understand how a piece of legislation is created you need to know the process that takes place prior to legislation being considered by both Houses of the Westminster Parliament. The majority of legislation that becomes law in the UK is proposed by the government, which will have outlined some of its proposals for new legislation in its party manifesto. A manifesto is a document which outlines a political party’s policies and aims. A party’s manifesto is made available by the government, which produces its manifesto during the general election. It outlines most of the proposed legislation, which is included in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of each session of Parliament.