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Relations with other institutions

Parliament is an essential part of UK politics and interacts on a daily basis with a number of important institutions.

Parliament and the Government

Parliament and government both play a part in forming the laws of the United Kingdom.

Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies
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UK devolution created a national Parliament in Scotland, a national Assembly in Wales and a national Assembly in Northern Ireland.

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The UK is one of 28 member states of the European Union and is subject to European Union (EU) legislation.

Parliament and Crown

Along with the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Crown is an integral part of the institution of Parliament.

Parliament and the Government

What is the difference between Parliament and the Government?

Parliament and the Government are different. Find out about their different roles and responsibilities.

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