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16 Oct 2019, 8:30 p.m.
The House of Commons has voted to approve the motion on Section 3(2) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation Act) 2019 without a division. - Link
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Government Bills utilise Government Parliamentary time, timetabling motions and (subject to total time available in the session) are likely to pass.

Private Member's Bills can be proposed by any member in the Commons or Lords, but have limited time to complete their passage. Of hundreds proposed, only a few will become law each year.

Royal Assent signifies the bill has completed passage by Parliament, and the Sovereign has signed the bill into law.

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Government Departments

Departments and Ministries are the primary organisational units of the Government. Each department is headed by a Secretary of State, and is responsible for administering a defined policy area.

Departments and Ministers are scrutinised through various appearances in the House of Commons, Parliamentary Select Committees, and responding to written questions tabled by MPs and Lords.

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16 Oct 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Deforestation and climate change are threatening Kwame's future. This is how #UKaid is helping. #ClimateAction #WorldFoodDay - Link
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