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United Kingdom Government Resources

Resources for locating information pertaining to the UK Parliament, its devolved governments, and other applicable resources including parliamentary papers and command papers

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Catherine Morse
Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian

Clark Library

Hatcher Graduate Library 2 South

Parliament and the Prime Minister

The supreme legislative body in the UK is Parliament, which passes laws for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The head of government is the Prime Minister, who is granted the position by being head of the majority party in the House of Commons.

The Judicial system

The highest judicial court in the UK, the Supreme Court, has been in place since mid-2009. Prior to its creation, the highest court was the House of Lords Appellate Committee.The creation of the new Supreme Court was a reform intended to seperate the judicial system from the legislative system.

The Monarchy and the Commonwealth