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 government both play a part in forming the laws of the United Kingdom.
UK devolution created a national Parliament in Scotland, a national Assembly in Wales and a national Assembly in Northern Ireland.
The UK is one of 28 member states of the European Union and is subject to European Union (EU) legislation.
Along with the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Crown is an integral part of the institution of Parliament.