Parliamentary Terms - A

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Section 1

Question Answer
Adjournment motionsThe motion 'That this House do now adjourn' - Can cover various topics as the allow the House to discuss issues without coming to decisions at the end.
Adjournment debatesThe ensuing debates on the motion 'That the House do now adjourn', lasts for half an hour.
AffirmationOath to the Monarchy, can be taken as a solemn affirmation which omits religious references.
Affirmative ProcedureParliamentary procedure that applies to some Statutory Instruments , AP requires the formal approval of both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law.

Section 2

Question Answer
Allocation of time motionsAlso known as 'guillotine' motions, they limit the amount of time MPs can debate a particular stage of a Bill in the HoC, there is no equivalent in the HoL.
AllowancesAllowances are sums of money paid by the HoL to its members in place of a salary, to help cover their work-related costs.
APPGsAll-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country.
Acts of ParliamentActs of Parliament are known as primary legislation. Collectively, the make up Statute Law which along with conventions, court decisions and treaties is seen as the basis of the UK constitution

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