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

Parliament and government

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

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.

Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies

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

Europe

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

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Living heritage

An insight into the political, social and cultural roles Parliament has played in the development of British society. Explore Parliament's history and its continuing significance in our lives today.