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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.

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.