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BTEC Level 3 National Public Services

Unit 1 Government, policies and the public services

Unit 1 Government, policies and the public services

1. Name the three parts of Parliament? The House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Monarch 2. What are the three branches of government? Executive, Judicial and Legislative. 3. How many MPs are there? 646 4. What is gerrymandering? Setting political boundaries in a way that favours one party. 5. What does the Ministry of Justice do? It is the government department for the courts, prisons and probation services. 6. What is the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)? Deal with internal and external complaints against the Police Service. 7. Who can stand for election? Anyone who: 8. Is over 21 Is a British/Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland citizen. is nominated by 10 people. can pay 500 deposit.

What is the first past the post system? The voting system that is used in UK Parliamentary elections. Voters have one vote, which they can use to vote for one candidate only in their constituency. The candidate with most votes wins.


Name three policies which affect all uniformed services. For example: 1. 2. 3. Human rights Equal opportunities Environment

10. What responses can the public make to policies they disagree with? For example: Write a letter or visit your MP Form a pressure group Start a petition

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