British System of Government
Information on Britain's system of government.
Strict New Rules for Foreign Students
The Home Office, 7/30/2008
Government Departments On Track to Meet Challenges of the Future
Cabinet Office, London, 7/17/2008
Results Of Britains First Global Visa Review
The Home Office, 7/10/2020
21st Century Challenges for Food in the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, 7/7/2020
Foreign Secretary David Miliband Interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show
FCO, London , 6/16/2008
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The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The House of Commons and The House of Lords, together with the Monarch, make up Parliament.
Parliament passes laws, approves taxation and debates the major issues of the day. The Prime Minister heads the Government and appoints Ministers, who head individual Government departments.
The Scottish Parliament has legislative power over all devolved matters, i.e. matters not reserved to Westminster, or otherwise outside its powers. The Scottish Parliament has 129 members including the Presiding Officer.
The National Assembly for Wales has power to make secondary legislation in the areas where executive functions have been transferred to it. The Assembly has 60 members including the Presiding Officer.
The Northern Ireland Assembly has legislative authority in the fields previously administered by the Northern Ireland departments. The Assembly was re-created after 5 years of being suspended on May 8, 2007.
- The Cabinet
Current members of the British Government Cabinet with links to their biographical details, speeches and to their relevant governmental departments
This section covers all of the Government's plans for the internet and e-commerce
- Elections in the UK
Elections in the United Kingdom at European, national, regional and local level.
- Prime Ministers Questions
The Prime Minister answers questions every Wednesday while the House is in session.
10 Downing Street
The official website of the British Prime Minister....
House of Commons - Live
Listen in at the daily proceedings in the House of Commons - Live - Mo...
Provides access to material published by The Stationery Office and oth...
The Scottish Parliament is made up of all 129 MSPs (Members of the Sco...
The National Assembly for Wales
The National Assembly for Wales develops and implements policies, whic...
The Northern Ireland Assembly
The Northern Ireland Assembly was established as part of the Belfast A...
UK Government Information Service
The UK Government Information Service provides a first entry point to ...
Web access to UK-focused information, people and services connected to...
United Kingdom Legislation
The full text of all Public and Local Acts of the UK Parliament, the E...
United Kingdom Parliament
Information about the United Kingdom Parliament, the House of Commons ...